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Seb Coe and Eurostar welcome European Olympic fans

Seb Coe and Eurostar welcome European Olympic fans

Seb Coe will join Eurostar in welcoming hundreds of European Olympic fans and athletes to London today to mark ‘One year to Go’ to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Socks will be off and trousers rolled up as Seb Coe, Colin Jackson and other athletes and Olympic fans from the UK and Europe, have their foot prints cast in clay at St Pancras International, to mark the first steps on the way to the London 2012 Games.

Over the last few months, thousands of Olympic fans from across the UK and Europe have entered competitions to win the chance to be part of Eurostar’s ‘One year to Go’ celebrations. The 200 lucky winners travelled today from as far afield as, Marseille and Edinburgh to London St Pancras as the ‘One year to Go’ celebrations kicked off.

Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, comments; “With less than a year to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, anticipation is building across the UK and the whole of Europe. This is evident today with real excitement in the air at St Pancras International, as the first Olympic spectators come together to mark ‘One year to Go’.”

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar, comments; “After a gap of more than sixty years, the Olympic Games are back in the UK, and judging from the ‘One year to Go’ celebrations Europe is gearing up for a big party.


“It’s never been so easy for Olympic fans across Europe to get to the Games. With the growth of the European high-speed rail network and environmental concerns increasingly top of mind, we’re expecting to carry hundreds of thousands of fans to London during the Olympics.”

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the continent, is the Official International Rail Service Provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Next year, Eurostar will carry Olympic fans from the continent to London to soak up the atmosphere of the Games.

Tickets for Eurostar services during the Games are open for sale and Eurostar is one of the first signatories of the 2012 London Visitor Fair Pricing and Practice Charter, which requires companies to be fair and transparent about their pricing.


Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

London.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.