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Giant Olympic Rings Launched in Edinburgh as City Prepares to Welcome the Olympic Flame

The London 2012 Olympic Games will run for 16 days between July 27 and August 12, however the Olympic Football Tournament begins on July 25, two days before the official Games opening ceremony.

Hampden Park in Glasgow will be the setting for the following eight Olympic Football matches:

Wednesday 25 July – Women’s Olympic Tournament
USA Vs France (5pm)
Colombia Vs Korea DPR (7.45pm)

Thursday 26 July – Men’s Olympic Tournament
Spain Vs Japan (12 noon)
Honduras Vs Morocco (2.45pm)

Saturday 28 July – Women’s Olympic Tournament
USA Vs Colombia (5pm)
France Vs Korea DPR (7.45pm)

Wednesday 1 August – Men’s Olympic Tournament
Egypt Vs Belarus (2.30pm)

Friday 3 August -Women’s Olympic Tournament
Quarter Final (12 noon)

‘Pay your age’ prices for young people are available for those aged 16 and under with prices starting at £20 for adults and £16 tickets for seniors aged 60 and over. Tickets for the Olympic Football Tournament and further details can be found at:

Olympic Torch Relay
Edinburgh is welcoming the Olympic Flame on June 13 and 14, 2012. The Olympic Flame will be carried along the route by inspirational Torchbearers and Edinburgh’s citizens are being encouraged to turn out to cheer them on in what will be an historic day for the city.

To enable everyone in Edinburgh to share in the excitement, details of all the streets along which the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will travel and proposed start times can be viewed in full at

Evening Celebration in Edinburgh
Coca-Cola is helping the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and host Local Authorities, including the City of Edinburgh Council, to bring music and celebration to every corner of the UK with 66 nights of celebrations during the Olympic Torch Relay. Brit Award winning Scot Emeli Sandé will lead the celebrations at the live, free-ticketed event at Edinburgh Castle on June 13.

London 2012 Festival
There will also be a range of exciting entertainment on offer as part of Edinburgh’s London 2012 Cultural Programme and the London 2012 Festival. The programme will feature a variety of events encompassing dance, music, theatre and visual art.

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London 2012 Games partners:
The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners – adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury’s and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.

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