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Raindrops keep falling on 2012 Olympics webcam

PUBLISHED: 08:01 13 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 05 October 2010

Rainy view of Velodrome progress...

Rainy view of Velodrome progress...

A NEW webcam overlooking the site of the London 2012 Velodrome has gone online. But last night’s rain in London left a dampener on the webcam when much of the vision was spoiled by large droplets

By Mike Brooke

A NEW webcam overlooking the site of the London 2012 Velodrome has gone online.

But last night’s rain in London left a dampener on the webcam when much of the vision was spoiled by large droplets.

The camera was set in motion by the Olympics authority after a wave of public demand for progress reports on East London’s mammoth construction project at Stratford.

It shows updated images of the Velodrome throughout the day on the London 2012 website.

MANNING GOLD

The Velodrome site was visited this week by British champion cyclist Paul Manning, Gold medallist in the Team Pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Games.

“The new webcam will be a great way to see the Velodrome take shape,” he said.

“Winning Gold and being part of a successful team in Beijing was amazing, so it was great to visit the London Velodrome site where I hope Team GB will continue to hit Gold in 2012.”

A video blog of Paul Manning’s visit to the Velodrome site can be viewed online.


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