Mayor of London announces Olympic party to celebrate the one year countdown

July 22, 2011

Trafalgar Square will make the one year countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games. Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London announced that there with a unique ceremony in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday 27th July.

The ceremony will be attended by the Mayor, IOC President Jacques Rogge, LOCOG Chairman Sebastian Coe, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson among others.

Boris Johnson will invite the world to the Games which will take place next summer.

Audiences will the first impression of how London will look when key buildings and parts of the city are ‘dressed’ for the 2012 Games.

In a unique moment, televised live as part of the ceremony and beamed into living rooms and onto screens in Trafalgar Square, Olympic hopeful Tom Daley will make the first dive into the pool at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.

The ceremony will close with the unveiling of the design of the medals for the 2012 Games.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: ‘With the London Games just a year away this ceremony marks the most important milestone to date on the journey to the London Games’.

‘We will be looking forward to next summer with great excitement. Our venues are nearly all complete and our preparations to ensure all our visitors can experience the Games wherever they are in the capital are well advanced. With a year to go we can safely say we are ready to welcome the world’.

Lord Coe concluded that ‘The countdown to London 2012 is on, we share the nation’s excitement – and we won’t let you down’.