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2012 Olympics site officially opened

  • The 2012 Olympics site in east London has officially been opened with a ceremony.

    Nine-year-old Niamh Clark-Willis joined the head of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Sebastian Coe, to hit a button that launched balloons into the sky.

    Around 40,000 people were at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to watch the ceremony, marking 2,012 hours till the start of the Games.