Category Archives: 2012

Touching Gold

Designed especially for each Games, the medals are what every athlete strives to win.

The medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be awarded during a total of 302 Victory Ceremonies, taking places at venues across the UK.

The medals have been designed by David Watkins, an established artist in the field of decorative art, and are in production at the Royal Mint headquarters in Llantrisant, South Wales.

The Olympic medals’ circular form is a metaphor for the world. The front of the medal always depicts the same imagery at the Summer Games – the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike, stepping out of the depiction of the Parthenon to arrive in the Host City.

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On Board the “Tenacious” at Canary Wharf

Join the Tall Ships and sail with the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a registered charity that owns and operates Lord Nelson and Tenacious. These are the only two tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals.

Tall ship sailing holidays with the JST provides everyone the thrill and adventure of life at sea and you can be involved in almost every activity on board. Take the helm, set the sails and keep watch, all regardless of your physical ability and previous sailing knowledge.

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