The latest official Olympic Rings spectacular in the UK has been unveiled at Richmond Park, London. The Rings have been mown into the grass by the Royal Parks’ shire horses and are visible on the Heathrow flight path, ready to welcome athletes and visitors to the London 2012 Games.
The Rings which are approximately 300 meters wide and over 135 meters tall are set to be another exciting feature in London for the duration of the Olympic Games. They have been mown into the grass by six of The Royal Park’s shire horses and can be seen from the air as Richmond Park lies under the flight path of Heathrow airport.
The Rings will be maintained by two of the horses - Jim and Murdoch, who regularly cut road side verges in Richmond Park. The grass will be regularly trimmed throughout the summer and are set to become more defined over time.
Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair said: 'The Olympic Rings are an iconic symbol, inspiring athletes and uniting people around the world. To athletes they represent the culmination of thousands of hours of training and reaching the highest level in sport. These Rings will excite and inspire visitors coming to London.’
Adam Curtis, Assistant Park Manager of Richmond Park for The Royal Parks said: ‘The Royal Parks came up with the idea to create huge Rings in the grass here at Richmond and LOCOG loved it! I am so proud we‘ve been able to achieve such an effective representation of the Olympic symbol.