Now it has been an exciting few weeks of sporting achievement at London 2012. But the Olympics experience extends beyond sport, to culture.
We have already seen a giant Lady Godiva puppet cycled from Coventry to London.
Tomorrow, Birmingham is hosting a world operatic first, as a string quartet takes to the skies to perform in helicopters.
It is part of the London 2012 Festival, as Mike Dolan reports
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A man who fell 100ft from the top floor of Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre remains in a critical condition today.
West Midlands officers who helped save the life of a father after he collapsed while running have been reunited with the grateful jogger.
"We are taking this incident very seriously and are eager to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour."