Giant rings welcome air passengers
The Olympic rings will be visible from the air
The Olympic rings can now be seen by visitors flying into London for the games after the giant symbol was mown into grass by shire horses.
The logo, which features at Richmond Park, is 300 metres wide and 135 metres tall, and is visible from the Heathrow flight path.
Six shire horses, which have been used for centuries in the park, performed the task and will maintain the logo throughout the Olympics.
London 2012 chairman Seb Coe said the rings "represent the culmination of thousands of hours of training and reaching the highest level in sport" and "will excite and inspire visitors coming to London".
Adam Curtis, a manager at Richmond Park, said: "The Royal Parks came up with the idea to create huge rings in the grass here at Richmond and Locog loved it.
"I am so proud we've been able to achieve such an effective representation of the Olympic symbol."
Richmond Park is one of several landmarks across the UK bearing the symbol, including Tower Bridge and St Pancras Station.
The park will also serve as part of the route for road race cycling at the games.
Other Royal Parks hosting Olympic events are Hyde Park, Greenwich, Green Park, St James's and Bushy Park.
Something novel I suppose, cheap and environmentally friendly.
Unlike Ian Smith (Spike8031) blowing hot air, who wants to waste thousands of pounds of our taxes on pathetic complaints being investigated ..... Go get a life!
It's the Olympic symbol, NOT an advert. Or do millions of us all get investigated or fined for flying the Union Flag (aka Union Jack) because we're advertising Great Britain!!!
... The Union Flag (known as the Union Jack on ships only!!), the same as any national flag of any country is an advert, but is given deemed consent by virtue of The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007. For morons like you, deemed consent means that it is automatically granted advertisement consent, consequently, an application does not need to be made!
When you can wake up and stop scratching your thick arse, you will come to understand that there are people in the world that know what they are talking about - the rest (you) think that they do.
I'll leave the difference of opinion at this juncture because to continue to argue with a fool, runs the risk that you will drag me down to your level, then beat me with your experience!
Phil - Chew my knob mate - So it's OK for Seb Coe and Co (No Pun - but I though I'd make it clear because you are clearly a dick) to bring the full weight of the law down on independent retailers that have the temerity to try and join the 'sense of occassion' by adding Olympic rings to their shop display and are then threatened by the elitest movement that is the LOCOG?
It's OK to spend a million putting up and taking down Olympic rings on Tower Bridge?
But it's not OK to properly allow medical rehabilitation of our troops. It's not OK to abide by the Miltary Covenant? It's OK to reward the armed forces for their committment to this country by forcing another 20,000 redundancies, somewho are only weeks away from a full pension entitlement, but taken away because of redundancy!
Phil - You are a **** mate - Get your boat out of The Sun and see the bigger picture!! Millions of pounds wasted and for what? To pretend we're up there with the best - wake up call - We ain't!
Grass the official sponsors of the Olympics. Please remember this view while you are waiting 2 hours in the queue for clearance at the airport.
Advertisement Consent - The display of those rings constitute an advertisement for which Advertisement Consent is required. To display an advert without consent is a criminal act.
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