Viva Summer Olympics!

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Viva Summer Olympics!

After years of preparation, London is hosting the most significant sporting and cultural event in the world –the Summer Olympics 2012.

For those living in London, the 2012 Olympics preparations have turned into a nightmare – constant road refurbishment, traffic disorder, building upheaval all around the city and the security - all of which have affected the daily life of thousands of citizens. But it’s worth it. Now with everything ready, the games  speak for themselves.

The main focus of the games is the new 200 hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford in the east of London. For the last few years East London areas have been developed to the highest standards to satisfy the demands of millions of visitors.

According to the official figures the total cost for Games is about £10 billion and it seems enough to turn the Olympic Park and its neighbouring areas into a wonderland.

Apart from the Park, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is using a mixture of new venues, together with existing, temporary and historic facilities, some of them in well-known locations such as Wimbledon, Lords Cricket Ground, Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade.

The majority of venues are divided into three zones within London: the Olympic Zone, the River Zone and the Central Zone. Everywhere in the city you can see the symbols of the Olympics and guides for the international visitors to visit not only the Olympic Park but also London’s most famous attractions.

Speaking about the Russian venues, don’t miss the opportunity to visit two fantastic events during the London 2012 Olympic Games: Russia.Park  and Russia.Sochi.Park. The Russia.Park is a family friendly open air festival where you can immerse yourself in Russian culture and the Olympic spirit. Sochi.Park is a high-tech, digital winter wonderland which features a spectacular Ice Arena where you can discover Sochi, the next Winter Olympic host city in 2014. 

The Olympic Games are probably the only event in the world that doesn’t leave anyone indifferent. Let’s continue enjoying this festival of sports and may the best team and athletes win!