Let’s Burn With Excitement To Mark The Start Of London Olympics 2012


In 24 hours, London will host the 2012 Summer Olympics Games from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. Previously London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948 and now in 2012, more than 205 nations are set to take part in 300 events at the Olympic Games in 2012. So, will there be a Twitter meltdown? Just wait to find out. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos.

The Olympic Flame has been lit! It will now travel through Greece before arriving in the UK on 18 May to begin the 70-day London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay!

One of the earliest ways of "sharing" the Olympics - before social media, television, radio, and newspapers....A Greek vase from 540 BCE depicting a competitor taking part in the long jump of the ancient Olympics.

An Olympic hangout.

Ten-year-old Mark Temple plays football infront of the Olympic Rings following their unveiling on May 31, 2012 in Glasgow. The five meter high structure weighs three tonnes and was unveiled in George Square ahead of the 2012 Olympic relay and football, being held at Hampden Park in July and August.

Olympic gold medalist former sprinter Torchbearer 001 Michael Johnson holds the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge at the beginning of Day 55 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

Olympic Rings projected on the white cliffs of DoverThese images were taken in May 2012, along with the 100 days to go Paralympic projection of the Agitos, and are now released to celebrate the Olympic Torch arriving in the region.

Olympic crop-circle rings.

1948 Olympians and 2012 hopefuls join Beijing heroes as Olympic and Paralympic flags raised at City Hall.