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UK Mission to the United Nations

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London 09:01, 18 Oct 2012
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London 2012 Olympics

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.


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.

London 2012 Olympic Games

A beefeater standing in front of the London 2012 Olympics logo.

Find out about events the UK Mission has planned in advance of London 2012.

 “100 Days To Go” to London 2012 Olympics

UN Headquarters New York

UK Mission celebrates with 100 Metre Kids' races

Olympic Truce

Olympic Truce - Promotion

The UK sponsored the record breaking United Nations Resolution on the Olympic Truce entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal”. Find out about our work

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.

The UK's winning Olympic bid

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

Going for green – Britain’s 2012 dream

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.

Paralympic Games Quiz

Tanni Grey Thompson

Sunday 17 April marks exactly 500 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Complete the quiz and learn more about the Paralympic Games.

Did you know? London Olympic ‘firsts’

Olympic Torch

In 2012, London will become the first city to have hosted the modern Olympic Games three times. Read about 20 Olympic firsts for the UK