A birdseye view of the Olympics with just 100 days to go
With 100 days to go the countdown begins for the London Olympic Games 2012
To mark the day we have some fantastic aerial photos of the Olympics Park
, which looks like it's in pretty good shape indeed.
The gleaming buildings make really impressive constructions. Over 30 buildings were demolished to make way just for the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium alone.
(London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) also unveiled the motto for the Games: 'Inspire a generation'
, reflecting the promise made when London bid for the Games – and launched the latest spectacular installation of the Olympic Rings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, west London. The rings are 50m long, made up of 20,000 plants and are visible from the Heathrow flight path.
The famous torch relay starts off the 70-day UK tour from Land's End on May 17. And then the fun will begin for the biggest sport event in British history.
An aerial view of the Horse Guards Parade in central London where 260 Guardsmen from the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh Guards mark 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games on April 16, 2012 in London, England. Photo by LOCOG via Getty Images
An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Water Polo Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Park on April 16, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Anthony Charlton/LOCOG via Getty Images
An aerial view of the Aquatics Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Park on April 16, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Anthony Charlton/LOCOG via Getty Images
An aerial view of the Athletes Village in the London 2012 Olympic Park on April 16, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Anthony Charlton/LOCOG via Getty Images
An aerial view of a section of the Parklands area in the London 2012 Olympic Park on April 16, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Anthony Charlton/LOCOG via Getty Images
A large set of Olympic Rings, created with at least 20,000 flowers and plants in Kew Gardens on April 18, 2012 in London, England. The event at Kew gardens was been held to mark 100 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27 and to announce the official motto of the London Olympics as 'Inspire a generation.' Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Children wave Union Flags from the top of a giant sandcastle adorned with the Olympic rings and flags built to celebrate 100 days to go to the 2012 London Olympic Games on the beach at Weymouth on April 13. Photograph: Getty images
The celebrations are by no means limited to Britain. Indonesian school children participate in the British Embassy's mini Olympic Games in Jakarta on April 18, 2012 marking 100 days to go to London 2012. ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
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