On this day in six years’ time, the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony will be staged before 80,000 spectators in a new stadium in Stratford, east London, and countless millions on global television and whatever other digital platforms are available by then.
The 2012 London Olympics represents not just an opportunity for British sport, but also British journalism.
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1800hrs Postscript: Heat-induced power cuts in the capital today shut down businesses in London’s West End, saw familiar chaos as Oxford Circus Tube station was closed and blacked out the neon lights around Piccadilly Circus… Hmmm. Fingers crossed.