The Olympics On Canvas
The London Olympics 2012 are upon us, with the football kicking off and the athletes arriving at the Olympic village in their thousands. While the rest of the world awaits the opening ceremony on Saturday the Great Britain football team kicks off today, looking to make their own small piece of history.
The city has been prepared to take on the Olympics with a brand new cable car taking tourists to the Millennium Dome, and hundreds of miles of Olympic lanes in the capital and around the country to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Team GB have high hopes for medals in several events, with Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon, Tom Daly in the diving, Rebecca Adlington in the swimming, and the triumphant cycling team including the flag-bearer Chris Hoy and the Tour de France stars Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome.
If you've got tickets to an event, or just want to head into London to soak up some of the atmosphere you are advised to plan your journey well in advance - over 11 million people are expected to visit the city during the 2 weeks. Locations such as the London Eye and Picadilly Circus will be particularly busy, so plan for delays - take a picnic and enjoy your time in London.
The women's football team kicked everything off with a win against New Zealand, all the team at Canvas Art Shop will be cheering on the men's team against Senegal today.
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