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London 2012

As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, the eyes of the world are turning to the UK.

The Games offer a unique chance to invite people everywhere to take a fresh look at modern Britain. A Britain that we think is open, connected, dynamic and creative.

The UK's winning Olympic bid

Dancer at the Olympics handover party (Getty images)

Find out more about our plans for the London 2012 Olympics

See Britain

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How do you see Britain? We're building up a picture of what the UK looks like through your eyes.

Going for green

London 2012 Olympic stadium surrounded by wild flowers (© London 2012)

Watch our documentary film telling the amazing story of the Olympic Park build for the London 2012 Games

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Start of the 110m Hurdles Heat 4 of the Men's Decathlon at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Find out how to apply for tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

See also

Useful links

London 2012 - Be a part of it
Monthly FCO photo gallery on Flickr

London 2012: latest news

  • 500 days to go until London 2012 Paralympic Games
    17 April 2011, 01:00 PDT
    Today marks a key milestone in the run-up to London 2012. On 29 August 2012, the Paralympics will return to the UK, which hosted the world’s first disability sports event in 1948 – later recognised as the beginning of the Paralympic movement.
  • Olympic Stadium construction complete
    29 March 2011, 15:00 PDT
    The last piece of turf has been laid today on the Olympic Stadium’s field of play, marking the completion of construction on the flagship venue.
  • Kwame Kwei-Armah on multicultural Britain
    28 March 2011, 01:57 PDT
    In a Foreign Office film launched today, British actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah discusses why he believes the UK is now the centre of the Black diaspora world and how it’s a country of diverse cultures.