One Month to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games
As the first city to host the Olympics three times, the UK is looking forward to welcoming the world to London in the days and weeks ahead.
Games from Sydney to Barcelona say something unique and distinctive about the country that hosts them and London will be no different.
From the Olympic Torch Relay, where British people from all walks of life touch a little bit of Olympic history, to the opening ceremonies to the Paralympics, which first began in a British town called Stoke Mandeville in 1948.
This will be a very British affair on a very global stage.
The Olympic Torch, currently on its 8,000 mile journey across the UK, is showing off its attractions like never before such as, the amazing coastlines in the South West and the East of England, beautiful landscapes in Wales and Scotland, and a depth of history and heritage stretching from Stonehenge in the South to Hadrian’s Wall in the North.