London 2012 Olympics
It is finally here, we have reached the last day of the 70 day torch relay and the Olympics officially begins this evening. The torch has been carried by 8000 inspirational torchbearers, travelling to within an hour of 95% of the UK population and communities across the UK have come together to celebrate the beginning of the London 2012 Games.
Cardiff staged the Olympics football opener on Wednesday, with fans coming from far and wide to see the games kick off and saw the first goal scored in the London Olympics, the first ever from the Great Britain's women's team in their debut Games.
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The opening ceremony begins at 9pm tonight with Danny Boyle's 'Isles of Wonder' showcasing the best of Britain alongside the symbolic lighting of the Olympic torch, a moment for our nation to be truly proud of.
There is a lot to look forward to over the next few weeks with Team GB in great form. Mark Cavendish could win Britain's first medal in the road cycling event tomorrow and all eyes are on Bradley Wiggins as well after his Tour De France win last weekend. Other gold medalist hopefuls are Louis Smith who has his sights set high on the pommel horse, Mo Farah in the 10,000m, Rebecca Adlington, our Beijing 2008 hero, in the 400m freestyle, Tom Daley and Peter Waterford in the synchronised diving, Jessica Ennis planning to hurdle to gold, Ben Ainslie who already has 3 Olympic sailing titles to his name, Andy Murray who now has his best chance ever of becoming an Olympic champion, Beth Tweddle who has amassed more titles than any other British gymnast, and many many more.
So, exciting times are upon us. Here at The Training Room we're hoping that this is truly an opportunity for us to come together in support of Team GB. But, more than this, we hope that the Olympics will encourage people of all ages to improve their health and fitness and that our athletes will inspire the nation.
Good luck to everyone involved in London 2012, we're behind you all the way!