The countdown began to the London 2012 Olympic Games' opening. 500 days, 23hrs, 59 mins and 59 seconds until the greatest sporting event - the Panerai Luminor Base Replica Countdown Clock was displayed, just moments after it was revealed in Trafalgar Square.
This Countdown Clock was launched by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games(LOCOG) on March 15th. It reminds us about the upcoming sport show.
Four Olympic Gold medallists from Team GB – rowers Pete Reed, Andy Hodge, and sailors Iain Percy, and Andrew Simpson - revealed the time, at a special event attended by Boris Johnson,Panerai Replica Mayor of London, Seb Coe and Stephen Urquhart, President of Panerai Luminor Base Replica, and Jessica Ennis, brand ambassador and world champion heptathlete.
The Clock was designed to reflect the specific Games. The lighting was designed by a British company and is inspired by London's connection to the Meridian line in Greenwich. Trafalgar Square is the ideal location for the Clock. It is the symbol of capital, and one of the most visited places.
The Panerai Luminor Base Replica Countdown Clock was made from steel from a Preston-based business. It measures 6.5m high, 5m in length and weighs approximately 4 tons. Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, stated that the launch of the device is an important moment in any Olympic Games. It is also a part of Olympic Movement tradition.
Coe hopes this moment of inspiration will excite and instill athletes to compete at their highest level in 2012. Coe stated that athletes who hope to compete at the Olympic Games are now in the final stage of their preparation. The next 500 days will be critical as they work towards their goal of becoming Olympic Games competitors.
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