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25 Jul 2012

A British style welcome

Team GB athletes arrive at the Olympic Village

On Tuesday, July 24th, the London 2012 team Great Britain athletes have been welcomed to the Olympic Village in a ceremony that opened with a rendition of British band Queen's famous “Bicycle Race”. The show, which went on with dancing and music, was thoroughly enjoyed by all the team members and the many spectators who attended this very colorful exhibition. At the end of the welcome ceremony, hundreds of people watched the Union Jack flag being hoisted to the tunes of “God Save the Queen”. Some of the athletes interviewed after the ceremony seemed very emotional and, if anything, even more motivated to do their very best in the upcoming two weeks of competitions. Meanwhile, the British government has deployed another 1,200 soldiers who were put on standby last week, taking the total number of troops involved to guard the Games to around 18,200.