It is just under 5 months until the London Olympics and the whole capital is in the throes of 2012 preparation. The construction of the venues is on track and the last piece of turf has been laid in the Olympic stadium. But have you ever wondered how it all began?
Legend has it that Heracles, son of Zeus orchestrated the first Olympic competition, although written records state that the first actual event took place in 776BC, only to be outlawed by a Roman emperor who considered the games too pagan. Revived in 1914 by Pierre de Coubertin it has evolved into the spectacular event it is today.
And those famous coloured rings that have become so much a part of the Games symbolise the five main continents, interconnected to show friendship and coloured to represent at least one of the colours that appear on the flag of every country in the world.
If you are lucky enough to have tickets to the Olympics or wish to savour the atmosphere our advise is to book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to hearing from you.