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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

See Britain logo

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

Paralympics in the UK

Tanni Grey Thompson

Presented by wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan, our short film looks at the birth of the Paralympic movement in the UK and preparations for the London 2012 Games.

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 and Paralympic Games

Olympic logo (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Find out about applying for tickets to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

One year to go

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

A round up of activities from our embassies and missions around the world to celebrate one year to go until the London Olympics and Paralympic games

See also

Useful links

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

London 2012: latest news