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Olympic countdown

There's just one month to go until the official Olympic opening in London. That was marked in a very special occasion there today, the famous Olympic rings unveiled at Tower Bridge, high up above the River Thames.

But it's not just across the border that they're celebrating the approach of the great sporting festival. As Rob King reports.

Bellamy for Team GB?

Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy has revealed he will be in the Great Britain squad for the Olympics, according to reports. 32-year-old Bellamy has been seen as one of the favourites to to take one of three overage slots in Stuart Pearce's squad.

"I am in the Olympic squad - but I was supposed to keep it quiet. It's a different challenge. I had a difficult season with Liverpool but the Olympics is a one-off."

– Craig Bellamy speaking to the Sun Newspaper


Cardiff's Olympic tickets go on public sale

Organisers are still hoping to fill the Millennium Stadium during the Olympics Credit: ITV News Wales

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic football matches at the Millennium Stadium are now on public sale. 11 men and women's football matches will be played in Cardiff between 25 July and 10 August - including the Olympics' very first event.

Millennium Stadium General Manager Gerry Toms said: "This is fantastic news for the football fans who have missed out during the previous phases of ticket sales. I'm sure sports fans will want to book their places to be part of the first ever Olympic Games in Wales."


Work begins on Olympic rings at Cardiff City Hall

The iconic 18ft rings will be situated above the lawn fountain Credit: ITV News Wales

Work is underway to install huge replica Olympic rings at Cardiff's City Hall.

The 5.7 metre rings, in the traditional colours of blue, black, red, yellow and green, will be above the lawn fountain.

The Millennium Stadium will host the Olympics' first events - two women's football matches in July.

Welsh athlete helps to launch Olympic Team GB kit

Ellie Simmonds joins other athletes in London Credit: ITV News

Welsh Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds helped unveil the official Team GB Olympic kit at a special fashion show in London this morning.

Ellie Simmonds became the first person to break a world record at London's Aquatics Centre in the 200m individual medley just a few weeks ago.

At the launch of Great Britain's Olympic kit at the Tower of London, designer Stella McCartney said that the starting point for design was the Union Jack. McCartney says she hopes that she has made Great Britain proud and hopes people will like it.

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