In photos: Olympic rings sail down River Thames
GIANT Olympic rings were launched on to the River Thames and set off on a journey. The rings, standing at 11 metres (36ft) high and 25 metres (82ft) wide, are travelling on a barge in the centre of the city and will pass landmarks including Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.
At the same time Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson says:
“With 150 days to go to the Games, we remain on time and within budget. This puts us in a strong position and gives me increasing confidence that we can deliver the Games under budget.”
A tug boat pulls a barge with giant Olympic rings that are 11 meters (36 feet) tall and 25 meters (82 feet) wide as they are unveiled on the River Thames in London, as preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic games gather pace in London Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)