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Three years and counting to 2012

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BBC London's Riz Lateef takes a look around the Olympic site

In exactly three years' time the Olympic flame will be lit above the Stratford sky and London will, once again, be the stage for the Greatest Show on Earth.

As the countdown to the start of the 2012 Olympics - Friday, July 27th 2012 - passes another significant landmark, BBC London takes an in-depth look at the Olympic effort so far.

Riz Lateef toured the huge Olympic site and talked to key figures in charge of the construction project as well meeting an apprentice brick layer from nearby Waltham Forest.

The People's Panel

The People's Panel give their 2012 opinions

Karl Mercer has met our 'People's Panel', a diverse group of people from the four corners of London including two school children, a martial arts expert and a man who lives on a boat in the shadow of the Olympic site.

Some of these BBC London TV viewers and website users got in touch with us because they wanted to share their opinions on the 2012 Games. Watch this video to see what they've got to say.

Adrian Warner, BBC London's 2012 Correspondent, has also given his analysis on whether the Games is on track to deliver the lasting legacy that the organisers have long promised.

All eyes on London

The man in charge of organising and delivering a successful Olympics, Seb Coe, insists preparations are 'a little bit further ahead than bang on target.'

And when Lord Coe shuts his eyes and looks three years into the future, what does he see?

"We will have 80 heads of state in the stadium. We will have every camera lens, every TV, every international agency group, every senior writer on every national paper in the world that matters, all with their eyes on us.

You can only imagine what this country is going to be like 24 hours a day for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I don't think any of us can begin to imagine what that is going to be like and certainly we will never witness anything like it again."




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