The most fascinating thing to me is the new transportation.
"Introduction of a new "Javelin" high-speed rail service, using the Hitachi Corporation's "bullet" trains. The platforms at Stratford International station (which are at a height designed for Eurostar trains) will be temporarily raised to accommodate the Javelin trains. According to network rail an additional 4,000 train services will run during the Games, with train operators putting on longer trains during the day." (UK Olympic web site)
Quite impressive, and if one of you gets the chance to ride one, let me know how it goes; other than very fast!!(smile)
Olympic Games 27 July - 12 August ~ LONDON