There’s 130 days to go until the start of the Olympics and the Opening Ceremony, and there’s so much to look forward to. What’s been getting us talking this week when it comes to all things Olympic?
Olympic Torch Route
Starting on the 9th May, the Olympic Torch will be carried around the UK and there’s going to be plenty of parties along the way. It’s starting at Land’s End before travelling all around the country. Track it down along the way at Devon’s Torre Abbey, Stormont House in Belfast, Stirling Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and many, many more. Try our UK breaks search to plan your trip.
Rebecca Adlington Qualifies
The double Olympic champion from Beijing showed her mettle by pushing through her nerves to qualify for the 400m and 800m freestyle. She’s stunned her competition by producing her fastest time for the 800m freestyle this year and this definitely makes here one of our leading medal hopes so far! Qualifying for all the Olympic disciplines is ongoing so why not track down our cyclists in Melbourne or the beach volleyball qualifying in Sofia!
Ian Thorpe Doesn’t!
This Australian swimmer and his famously flipper-like feet have failed to qualify for any swimming events at the Olympics. He’s got five medals already under his belt, three from Sydney and two from Athens, and had retired from International competition, but decided to make a comeback for London.
The new King’s Cross concourse is open, from where you will be able to board the new and extremely fast Javelin train. It will travel direct from King’s Cross to Stratford International in the Olympic Park in just seven minutes throughout the Olympics and Paralympics.