London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics runs from 27th July to 12th August. Athletes from 205 different countries are expected to compete in 26 Olympic sports at the 2012 games.

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Helen Varnish: Jess "very proud and excited" to take part in Olympics

The mother of Olympic hopeful Jess Varnish has been telling Daybreak her daughter is very proud and excited about competing in the London 2012 Olympics.

21-year-old Jess, who is from Bromsgrove, is preparing to take part in her first ever Games.

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