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Mears family support their son

Mears family at the Olympic park Credit: Mears family

The Mears family are preparing to celebrate again as their 19 year old son Chris prepares to compete at the Aquatic Centre.

The whole family were out in force to celebrate the Reading diver's fifth place in the synchronised diving on Wednesday.

But they hope he can win a medal in the individual event which starts tomorrow.

Chris with team mate Nick Robinson- Baker Credit: Mears family


Red Arrows poised to leave Kent for Olympic flypast

The Red Arrows will be setting off from Manston airport later tonight Credit: PA

The Red Arrows are preparing to take off from Manston airport in Kent tonight to take part in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will do a flypast in formation over the Olympic Stadium at 20:12 tonight.

Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive of Manston Airport, said: “We're thrilled to play our part in such a momentous event. The entire world will be watching London over the next few weeks and to know that we had a role in the beginning of it all is very exciting.”

Olympic cyclists gear up for the Games in Surrey

Tour de France hero Bradley Wiggins training in Surrey this morning Credit: Surrey County Council

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has spent the morning in training at Box Hill in Surrey.

He was joined by Olympic Gold hopeful Mark Cavendish and GB team mates for several laps of the climb in the Surrey heat.

Olympic Gold medal hopeful Mark Cavendish Credit: Surrey County Council

Mark Cavendish will lead Britain's charge for road race victory on Saturday before Wiggins goes for gold in the time trial on Wednesday.

Riders from nations including Australia, France, Austria, Canada, Belgium and China also trained on Box Hill, which is set to be key to the outcome of the race.

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