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Athletes prepare for London Olympic games

The London Heathrow Airport is expected to handle about 236,955 passengers as athletes, media and officials from approximately 50 nations arrive in preparation for the Olympic games which begin July 27.

Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesMembers of the French women’s gymnastic team for the London Olympics 2012 take part in a training session at the training headquarters of INSEP (National Institute for Sport and Physical Education) in Paris July 16, 2012.Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: Members of the Cuban Olympic weightlifting team pose for photographers as they arrive at Heathrow Airport on July 16, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, coaches and Olympic officials are beginning to arrive in London ahead of the Olympics.Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesAustria’s President Heinz Fischer (L) shakes hands with members of the Austrian Olympic team during a meeting ahead of the London Olympics on July 16, 2012 in Vienna. The London 2012 Olympic Games will begin on July 27, 2012.Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesMembers of the Austrian Olympic team pose for photographers at the Hofburg square before their meeting with Austrian’s President Heinz Fischer ahead of the London Olympics on July 16, 2012 in Vienna. The London 2012 Olympic Games will begin on July 27, 2012.Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesMembers of the Austrian Olympic team listen to Austrian President Heinz Fischer at the Hofburg palace during their meeting ahead of the London Olympics on July 16, 2012 in Vienna. The London 2012 Olympic Games will begin on July 27, 2012.Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesA picture shows official British team tracksuits hanging at the Team GB training centre and preparat… Read MoreA picture shows official British team tracksuits hanging at the Team GB training centre and preparation camp at Loughborough University in Loughborough, central England, on July 16, 2012 ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is expected that every Team GB Member, 550 athletes, 450 support staff and 300 volunteers, will be kitted out for the Olympics at the preparation camp in Loughborough between June 18 and July 25 ahead of the Games which officially begin on July 27.Read LessAthletes prepare for London Olympic gamesAn official inspects an official British Olympic team suit at the Team GB training centre and prepar… Read MoreAn official inspects an official British Olympic team suit at the Team GB training centre and preparation camp at Loughborough University in Loughborough, central England, on July 16, 2012 ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is expected that every Team GB Member, 550 athletes, 450 support staff and 300 volunteers, will be kitted out for the Olympics at the preparation camp in Loughborough between June 18 and July 25 ahead of the Games which officially begin on July 27.Read LessAthletes prepare for London Olympic gamesA picture shows a display of official British Olympic team training shoes for all disciplines in the… Read MoreA picture shows a display of official British Olympic team training shoes for all disciplines in the fitting room at the Team GB training centre and preparation camp at Loughborough University in Loughborough, central England, on July 16, 2012 ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It is expected that every Team GB Member, 550 athletes, 450 support staff and 300 volunteers, will be kitted out for the Olympics at the preparation camp in Loughborough between June 18 and July 25 ahead of the Games which officially begin on July 27.Read LessAthletes prepare for London Olympic gamesLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: (L-R) Fara Williams, Casey Stoney, manager Hope Powell, Ellen White and Ifeoma Dieke of Team GB Women’s Football attend the Team GB Football press conference at Team GB House on July 16, 2012 in London, England.Athletes prepare for London Olympic gamesLondon Mayor Boris Johnson speaks to the media ahead of a tour of the Olympic Village where athletes will live for the duration of the London 2012 Games in east London on July 12, 2012. The London 2012 Games officially start on July 27.

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