“Embassy Olympics” marks 100 days to go until London 2012
To celebrate the 100 days to go mark the British Embassy in Washington hosted an Olympic-themed competition among DC Embassies. Staff from embassies whose countries formerly hosted the Olympic Games, including the US State Department, gathered at American University’s Reeves Field in Washington to test their abilities at some of the disciplines that will be on display at the London Games. From the 100 metre dash to penalty kicks, shot-put to basketball, diplomats from around Washington competed for guts, glory, and London 2012 baseball caps!
Thousands of people will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys to the London 2012 games. Olympic Torchbearer nominations can still be made through the Olympic Presenting Partners. Click through to nominate someone you know!
[Photo: US Olympian Maddy Crippen running with a Canadian representative during a ceremonial Olympic torch relay hosted by The British and Canadian embassies in Washington to kick off the London 2012 countdown in DC - UKinUSA on Flickr]