London Olympics final events get underway

London Olympics final events get underway

The final events of the London Olympics are underway ahead of Sunday night’s closing ceremony.

Thousands of visitors and spectators have been lining the streets to watch the walking races and men’s marathon as athletics concludes in the Olympic Stadium.

So far Team GB have won 57 medals, including 25 gold – which is a record medal haul since the 1908 Olympics

The sun has been shining and forecasters have predicted pleasant temperatures of up to 26C. As Brits and visitors celebrate, the president of the International Olympics Committee has described London as “a city partying”.

Jacques Rogge described the success as “very reassuring for the future of sport”.

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Meanwhile the impact that the Olympics and the athletes looks set to have secured a sporting legacy with as David Cameron is expected to announce plans for competitive team sports to be made compulsory for primary school in England.