Remembering 2012 London Olympic Games

CNC reporting from London
Added On March 31, 2013

London, the only city in the world to host the Olympic Games three times, has brought a lot of excitement to people around the world in 2012.

The Museum of London, which is the keeper of memories of the city,  launched a free exhibition called 'Opening the Olympics' to the public on March 28th, commemorating the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The Museum of London is a living encyclopedia of the city with a whole collection of artifacts from pre-historic times to the modern ages.

The exhibition features approximately 70 objects, many of which were previously unpublished.

Notable items being displayed include an NHS nurse's uniform, 28 Union jacket swimming trunks belonging to British medalist diver Tom Daley, and the yellow jersey wore by legendary British cyclist Bradley Wiggins in the opening ceremony.

Aside from that, the dramatic punk heads and a Mohawk headdress from the opening Ceremony are also prominently highlighted.

This is the third time the Museum of London has held events about the Olympics. And curator of the exhibition Timothy Long said the Museum of London is ready to accept any objects that were used in the 2012 London Olympics from the public.

Everything from volunteers' ID cards to the costumes wore by the actors at the opening ceremony are all welcome.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) TIMOTHY LONG, Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts
"The stories that we have acquired through all of these acquisition meets something we wanted to put on this display to really tap into the excitement that still exists with the game that have been closed just recently."

The ongoing exhibition is also a project to explore what happened during the 2012 Olympics.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) BOB LAMBERT, Visitor
"It's a bit of nostalgia, I want to see it again you know, something which was beautiful last year, I am just curious about what the exhibition is about."

The 'Opening the Olympics' exhibition will run until the end of the year.