The Countdown Has Begun
All eyes will be on London as the countdown has begun with the final preparations being put in place. From archery to wrestling there are 54 Irish athletes that have managed to represent their country at the highest level. A total of 15,000 athletes from 204 countries have entered the elite club of becoming Olympic participant.
For many of these athletes it has been years of dedication and sacrifice to achieve their lifelong dream of winning a gold medal and carrying the flag for their country, an estimated 4 billion people will watch the games over the 3 weeks.Thousands of Irish supporters along with Chef de Mission Sonia O’Sullivan will flying over the pond to soak up a once in a lifetime opportunity of experiencing the Olympic atmosphere.
The Opening Ceremony will kick off at 9pm on Friday 27th July to the sound of the largest harmonically bell in Europe. Then all 15,000 athletes will parade around the stadium flying their nations flag, athletes will enter in alphabetical order except for Greece who will enter first. Once all countries have entered the stadium the Olympic flag will be raised and the Olympic touch lit to represent the official opening of the Olympic Games.
The very best to the Irish Team and lets hope there will be a few gold medals coming home with you!!