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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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