Monday marked exactly 100 days to go until the International Olympic Committee announcement of the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on 6th July.
Sebastian Coe, Chairman of London 2012, said:
"This is a significant milestone for the bid - 100 days to go. As we enter this crucial stage we have enormous levels of support for the Bid, and recently passed the one million mark of registered supporters. This demonstrates the passion that we have for sport in this country. This race will be very close and we need all our supporters to keep on backing us and spreading the message as far and wide as possible."
For the London 2012 team, the last 100 days will be a busy time punctuated by significant opportunities to press London’s case at meetings of international sports bodies and major events, such as the London Marathon.
Monday 6 June will see the publication of the Evaluation Commission’s report, following its visit to assess the plans of each candidate city. Then, exactly one month later, the crucial vote takes place.
Meanwhile, more than 100 venues in the capital signed up to 'Celebrate Sport with London 2012’, offering the public free access to facilities, coaching and equipment yesterday.
Youngsters who signed up for an introduction to sailing in London's Docklands enjoyed an exclusive training session from Olympic sailing gold medalist Sarah Webb. Webb, who was part of the three-strong crew who struck gold in the Yngling class in Athens, spent the morning at the Royal Victoria Dock Sailing Centre in east London before visiting to a number of other venues across the capital.
Meanwhile, children in Romford were given the chance to try Football and Kwik-Cricket thanks to the Sikh Community Care Project, who also provided activities for young mums during the day. Sebastian Coe welcomed the initiative and thanked the partners who opened their doors for the day:
"This to me is what a London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is all about - encouraging more people to take part in sport. This is why we are working hard to bring the Games to London in 2012 and to deliver a world-class event in a world-class city.