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Olympic rings unveiled at Birmingham Airport

Rings on the airport's new air traffic control tower Photo: ITV Central

Passengers flying in to Birmingham Airport will now be able to spot two sets of Olympic rings on the airport's new air traffic control tower.

The rings can also be seen from the A45 between Coventry and Birmingham as it also overlooks the airfield from 28 metres on either side of the tower.

Olympic rings at Birmingham Airport Credit: ITV Central

The set of five rings measures 3.15m by 6.82m and each ring is 2.13m across.

They will be lit from the inside at night.

"The Midlands region will have a big role to play during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, so we want everyone flying into Birmingham for the occasion, whether they're athletes, spectators, officials or member of the world's media, to have a special welcome."

– Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport

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