The 2012 torch is in a world-first triangular shape, representing the third time that the games will be coming to London.
Torch bearers will be aged 12 to 24. UK citizens can nominate someone who has done something fantastic by helping their home community or by looking after someone.
So, it’s not only about sports. The Olympics have to be one of the most important institutions for setting a good example.
The Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” which is Greek for “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” carries so many different messages behind it.
Aim for the highest. Everyone can be part of the Olympics.
London 2012 is all about bringing people together and making everyone feel part of it all.
That’s why school programs have been set up and Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville are touring the UK.
Volunteering opportunities for young people will be set up this summer. The possibilities are endless.
The world will have a chance to learn more about the Olympic Games during a big weekend celebration in July.
From July 22 to 24, people can see the stadium and venues and meet the mascots.
All this is building up to “1 Year to Go” celebrations in late July, when the UK will be starting its Olympic countdown for the third time.
It will definitely be a grand day for London. It’s so special to think that the Games are coming to us for the third time, and it’s probably the only time that some people will ever see this.
So come to London and enjoy the Olympics. Come and see, well and truly “the Greatest Show on Earth.”