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Last Updated: Wednesday August 27 2008 17:17 GMT

Are you excited about the London Olympics?

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As the Beijing Olympics come to an end, the four-year countdown to the London Games begins.

Team GB have had their most successful Games for 100 years, but has it got you excited about the Olympics coming to Britain?

China says it's Games have been among the best ever, but do you think the UK can do better?

What should be included in London's opening ceremony to wow the world?

Can Team GB's athletes do even better in 2012? Have they inspired you to get more involved with sport? Or are you just desperate for Olympics fever to end?

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"Yes, I'm excited! I also think it will give us a better chance of winning, as it may be easier for some British athletes to perform whilst having their country watch them! It will also be great because we can go and watch them without having to travel miles away!"

Emma, 12, Bristol, England

"Not really... it really depends on the opening and closing ceremonies, in my opinion. But in a way, I really am quite happy they've come to Britain."

Ella, 9, England

"No, not really, because I think they are kind of boring."

Robyn, 11, Manchester, England

"Bring on 2012 Olympics! I will be happy to see it in London! I will see if the UK Olympics can match China's Olympics."

David, 12, New Zealand

"I'm really excited about London Olympics. It will be nice to see events and games. I want to see it in London, not on television!"

Sandy, 11, South Korea

"I am excited about the London Olympics because I want to do trampolining in it and I think I might have a chance because I've been doing trampolining since I was about three."

Melleah, 13, Hampshire, England

"I am so excited about London! I am a gymnast, so I hope I will be able to compete. I want to win gold and make Britain proud."

Layng, 13, London, England

"I am excited but I do wish that there would be something held in N. Ireland. which is where I live."

Anna, 13, Derry, Northern Ireland

"I am really excited that we finally get to have the Olympics here. That means that I can go and watch some of the events, but we still won't be better then Beijing!"

Emily, 9, UK

"I am really excited! It is a chance to show the other countries that for a small country we are excellent at holding big events!"

Molly, 12, Devon, England

"YES! I'm already saving up money to buy a ticket!"

Shani, 13, London, England

"I do not see the point in the Olympics as with the money you spend on the stadiums etc, you could make houses for thousands of homeless people and give them food and water."

Matt, 13, Plymouth, England

"I am so excited! It's going to be really cool to see what the stadiums and events will look like in England. It's sad that the Olympics are already over; the summer Olympics are my favourite! It's so much fun cheering for your country and it's a great time to sit around the telly with family and bond."

Maura, 13, Dublin, Ireland

"I'm really excited! I'm going to try and get tickets to go and see some events. I can't wait as it will be for the whole of Britain!"

Ella, 12, Brighton, England

"I am excited about London 2012 but there is no way that we are going to be able to top what Beijing was like."

Alex, 14, UK

"I'm EXCITED about the London Olympics in 2012! I can't wait!!!!!!!!! It's going to rock!!!"

Sehar, 10, Bristol, England

"I can't wait. Hopefully we really show off what GB really is! I'm planning on buying tickets and going! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Sophie, 13, London, England

"I'm really happy the Olympics are coming to London because I'm so close to loads of it!!"

Zoe, 12, London, England

"I'm really not that bothered about the London Olympics but I think China will win because they're good at the things they do."

Chloe, 12, Manchester, England

"Oh, I'm excited - but will London be able to produce an opening and closing just as spectacular as China's? I doubt it."

Shahina, 14, Manchester, England

"I have just been to the 2012 party and it was awesome. If we keep up with things like that the Olympics will be better and unique when it comes to 2012!"

Zara, 14, London, England

"It's four whole years off! It's a while - just chill!"

Alice, 11, Wigan, England

"Beijing had classy Olympics; London will look so cheap compared to them. All you have to do is look at our logo. I've seen better designs done at our school."

Becki, 13, Bolton, England

"I am so excited! I live near where the Olympics are going to be and I will be old enough to get a job there and be able to see every event!"

Harry, 13, London, England

"I am excited. The Beijing Olympics were really good. But I bet it cost millions and we've got to remember that that cost so much money but there are still people starving with no money in poorer countries. I think China spent too much money on them. London shouldn't spend that much but I think it will be BRILLIANT, anyway."

Talula, 11, London, England

"I can't wait until the London Olympics in 2012 as I am going to see them. I think the Beijing Olympics were amazing so the standard will be hard to beat but I think we will do it! I hope Team GB will do well!"

Emma, 11, Manchester, England

"I am so excited about London 2012 since I will have just done my GCSEs and will have some time off."

Tim, 12, Bolton, England

"I'm really happy about the Olympics coming to London because more British people will watch it, then they will think 'I want to be like them.' It will help more people be active and sporty and it will definitely help London."

Abigail, 12, Essex, England

"I think that London will be fantastic in 2012. China was great. It will be wonderful to get the Olympics in Europe again!!"

Dearbhla, 8, Cork, Ireland

"I'm really excited! It will be better to watch because I won't have to get up early in the morning because of the time difference!"

Lewis, 12, Barking, England

"I can't wait until 2012. I just want to see Michael Phelps swim again! He is such an inspiration!"

Jill, 12, Kirkwall, Scotland

"I think Team GB did amazing for its population and size. We shouldn't compare ourselves to any other country."

Poppy, 10, Sidmouth, England

"I think the 2012 Olympics are going to be great, but I think the opening ceremony is going to be hard to beat as China are very good at that sort of thing."

Hannah, 11, Huntly, Scotland

"I am. Today (Sunday) in my town the young hopefuls for 2012 walked the flag from a boat and hung it at the top of the castle. It was really exciting and I can't wait as quite a few local places are being planned to be used."

Emma, 14, Kent, England

"I'm very excited that London is the host city of the Olympics in four years time, and I'm hoping to take part in the swimming."

William, 11, London, England

"I am looking forward to London 2012, but I doubt that it can match the Beijing Olympics. The opening ceremony of this Games was stunning and far better than the Sydney and Athens Games - it's really hard to fill their shoes. No-one can match that. Let's hope our Games will be as successful as the Beijing Games."

Justin, 13, Oxford, England

"I am really looking forward to the Olympics, even though they are going to be a long wait. How are we going to create a wonderful Bird's Nest Arena like Beijing did??"

Dani, 10, England

"The opening ceremony will be really hard to beat. It was amazing."

Tom, 11, Leeds, England

"I can't wait to see how London will try to have a better opening and closing ceremony than the Beijing Olympics."

Ellie, 12, Immingham, England

"I'm very excited about the 2012 Olympics! I feel London will be trying their hardest to make it five times better than the Beijing Olympics."

John, 13, Rugby, England

"I think we will do good. China did a brilliant closing and opening ceremony, but for me the closing was the best!

Abbie, 10, South Gloucestershire, England

"It's going to be good, but I don't know how they're going to do it better than china."

Nazma, 12, London, England

"I am excited, but I'm slightly concerned that the organisers will try to make it a 'Youth Culture' affair, with rappers etc. That would be terrible."

Benjamin, 14, York

"China's aquatics centre will be hard to beat. Come on London, let's rock the world in 2012!"

Philippa, 11, Reading, England

"I don't think London 2012 will match the Beijing Olympics as it cost more than double the amount used for London."

Ajsaf, 12, Southampton, England

"I think they should go around as many schools as they can, doing auditions for parts in it. I think they should show off the future of our country."

Megan, 12, Berkshire, England

"Yes, because I think Team GB will do better in their own country."

James, 10, Macclesfield

"I am excited, but I am also sad because they don't have Korfball in the Olympics and I love that."

Lucas, 10, Kent, England

"I can't wait until the 2012 Olympics! It is a long wait, but it will be worth it. Especially as I might even get to see some of it!"

Adam, 11, Solihull, England

"Yes, I'm excited! I'm glad it's in the UK for once. I'm going to ask my parents if I can go and see it."

Lauren, 10, Penarth, Wales

"Yes, because my family and I might go to see some of the Games in 2012. Also, I want to try to get into the 2016 Olympics and do Olympic kayaking."

Lawrence, 11, Uxbridge, England

"I think that the Olympics in China are amazing and it is going to be hard for Britain to beat them."

Yasmin, 11, London, England

"I am very excited about the Olympics. My mum is going to take me and my brother to see it!!!!!"

Louise, 9, Kingsbury, England

"I am so excited, I actually wanted to take part. But, my best sporting activity is running, and I know they won't let me qualify for that. Still, there's always the one after that!"

Laura, 10, Rochdale, England

"Team GB did amazing! I'm not sure how they will beat it in 2012. China were great hosts but I think Britain can do even better!"

Bethan, 14, Gloucester, England

"I'm ecstatic about it all. It's a shame we have to wait four whole years - I'll be 13 by then! Good luck to Team GB for 2012!"

Joanne, 9, Manchester, England

"I think due to the credit crunch it will be difficult unless our economy booms. I just hope that we can do better than China. Oh well Team GB, better get training!"

Kashif, 12, Nottingham, England

"I can't wait because I have great confidence that Team GB athletes can do even better in 2012. To be honest, they have inspired me to get involved with sport."

Catherine, 15, Crawley, England

"Not really, I mean what can London do that can top what happened this year?"

Katie, 12, Wolverhampton

"I'm SO looking forward to the London Olympics, it's going to be so cool! I also hope we succeed in winning, cause Britain is really good."

Lina, 10, London, England

"It will be so cool when the Olympics come to London. I hope we will be very successful."

Demelza, 13, Kent, England