LONDON 2012; When the London 2012 Olympic Games Open in July 2012, Everyone Will Be Invited to Watch Some of the World's Best Athletes as They Make Sporting History

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LONDON 2012; When the London 2012 Olympic Games Open in July 2012, Everyone Will Be Invited to Watch Some of the World's Best Athletes as They Make Sporting History


When the first modern Games took place in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896, some members of that historic audience had organised their seats and travel with Thomas Cook, back then a pioneering Leicestershire holiday company.

As the official provider of short breaks, Thomas Cook will be offering Games Break packages to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that will include official event tickets and accommodation. When you book your Games Break, you can be safe in the knowledge that your break, whether for family or friends, is being organised by a company that knows sporting events like few others. Thomas Cook has more than a century's worth of experience when it comes to helping fans experience the biggest events in the sporting calendar, so rest assured your break is in the safest of hands.

Stephen Vaughan, Managing Director of Thomas Cook's London 2012 Partnership, said of the company's association: 'This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we want as many people as possible to be part of it. It's not just London's Games, it's Britain's Games.'

The amazing diversity of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is what makes it popular with every generation. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, there will be 26 sports to watch and 300 medal events. Some 10,500 athletes will travel from all over the world to compete for medals at 34 venues across the UK.

UK. the acrossnewest The including venues, Olympic the the Stadium, and Velodrome Aquatics the look Centre, be to set The newest venues, including the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and the Aquatics Centre, look set to be as inspiring as the athletes who perform in them. So, whether it's the thought of watching basketball, boxing or BMX that thrills you, Thomas Cook will have a Games Break package to match your requirements.

The London 2012 Olympic Games will begin in style with the much-anticipated Opening Ceremony, a spectacle of colour, culture and pageantry, taking place at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012. When the curtains finally come down on the sporting drama, the Closing Ceremony on 12 August will officially close the London 2012 Olympic Games. Packages will be available for all events, including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, qualifying rounds and finals.

Pre-register for London 2012 Games Breaks now!

London hasn't hosted the Olympic Games since just after the Second World War in 1948. Their return to the capital has been a long time enthusiasm the and coming the for excitement and 2012 London coming and the enthusiasm and excitement for the London 2012 Games is already terrific. …

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