Giant Olympic Rings Unveiled at Birmingham Airport
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24 April 2012
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Birmingham Airport has unveiled the Olympic Rings on its Air Traffic Control Tower to celebrate the London 2012 Games.
Birmingham is the first airport to showcase the rings, which will welcome thousands of fans to the UK over the coming months.
The rings, which have been privately funded by Birmingham Airport, were launched at a special event hosted by radio presenter Joanne Malin and was attended by Olympic and Paralympic Gold medallists Edwin Moses and Lee Pearson.
As part of the Olympic extravaganza, spectators were treated to performances from a string quartet from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, as well as London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project Dance Sansaar, a local Punjabi folk arts group.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport CEO said: “The Olympic Games are for the entire country, not just London. Every visitor, passengers and passerby will see our welcome spectacular and we’re really proud to be part of such a historic occasion.