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Olympic gateway for Calais

A giant set of Olympic Rings has been unveiled on the entrance to the Channel Tunnel at Coquelles near Calais.

The tunnel itself and High Speed One will be one of the main gateways to the London 2012 Games. Athletes anxious to avoid the twin traumas of air travel and motoring are expected to catch the train.

The rings have been put up by Eurotunnel working with the French National Olympic Committee.

Says Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, ‘As the starting line for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaches we want to say loud and clear to all our European neighbours that London is the only place to be next summer.

‘Whether you’re heading to the Olympic Park to watch some amazing sport, soaking up the best cultural events the city has to offer or coming to revel in the atmosphere at our Live Sites there is something for everyone to enjoy.’

Rail is poised to play a central supporting role in the 2012 London Olympics.

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