The Olympic Rowing competition is taking place at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake and is on course to feature extraordinary displays of power and passion on the world-class waters whilst welcoming 25,000 spectators for each event day.
Windsor Castle - the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world will provide a backdrop for the spectacular projection which will show images of the energy, determination, exaltation and exhaustion of past and present rowers who have pushed themselves for the ultimate achievement.
The image projections – which will run on each of the four evenings between 9.45 and 11.59pm, were launched at a special event this evening. The projections provide one element of a wider ‘look and feel’ programme for Eton Dorney and communities throughout the area.
Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair: ‘Windsor Castle is a famous landmark and I’m delighted it’s providing a stunning backdrop to the Olympic Rowing competition and the world’s greatest athletes.'
Cllr Colin Rayner, Mayor of the Royal Borough, said: ‘The castle will be a superb focus for everyone in Windsor over the four evenings – residents and visitors alike – and we hope everyone will enjoy this stunning display.’
The ‘look and feel’ initiative in the Eton Dorney area is part of a programme to encourage communities to welcome the Games and inspire the public to join in the nationwide celebrations. Sculptures of Olympic and Paralympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville have also been placed around Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough and South Bucks whilst the communities and high streets have been dressed in London 2012 flags and bunting.
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The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Supplier, Otto Bock. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.