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The British Team has won 88 Summer Gold medals since London last hosted the Games in 1948 and 207 golds since the modern Games began in 1896. You can learn more about the London 2012 Olympic medals at the British Museum website. London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals. © LOCOG
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There are 89 Universities in England and another 26 around the rest of the UK. This includes University of Cambridge, which was recently ranked number one university in the world and another three of the world’s top ten universities. See here for more on studying in the UK.
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Glasgow, famous for its culture, architecture and design, was the first UK city to be designated European City of Culture back in 1990. 18 years later, Liverpool which has more theatres, museums and galleries than any other city in the UK outside of London, was awarded the title. Find out more about visiting Glasgow, Liverpool and the UK’s other cities.
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Following the death of lead singer, Freddie Mercury, British rock band Queen’s hit Bohemian Rhapsody returned to the top of the singles chart after 16 years in December 1991. With 18 number one albums and 18 number one singles, Queen are one of the world’s best selling music artists. Find out more about GREAT British music here
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Windsor Castle has been fully restored since being damaged by fire in 1992. Windsor is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and, along with several other Royal Palaces, opens for the public to visit. Find out more about visiting the Royal Collection.
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For the first time ever, all one hundred and ninety three Member States of the United Nations co-sponsored the UK sponsored UN Resolution on the Olympic Truce in October 2011. The Olympic Truce was originally founded in Ancient Greece to guarantee the safe passage of athletes to the Olympic Games. Today the Truce seeks to build a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideals. ...
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World Heritage Site, Stonehenge, was donated to the British nation 94 years ago in 1918, although the monument itself is said to date back more than 5000 years! Read more about Stonehenge
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95% of the UK population will be within 10 miles of the Olympic Flame during its 8000 mile journey around the UK. Learn more about where you can see the Torch Relay.
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Did you know that the clock tower that houses Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster is 96 metres tall? Big Ben is actually the 13.5 ton bell at the top of the tower. Take a virtual tour of Big Ben and the Clock Tower
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Construction on the Millennium Dome began in March 1998. Now a sports and entertainment centre and known as the North Greenwich Arena for the Olympic Games, the Arena will host Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball. Find out more about the Olympic venues
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The first Chelsea Flower Show took place at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea 99 years ago (20 May 1913). Today, the flower show attracts over 150,000 visitors each year. Find out more about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012
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It took 100 years for British Swimmer Henry Taylor’s record of winning 3 gold medals at the 1908 Olympic Games, to be equalled by another British athlete - Chris Hoy in Beijing 2008. With 100 days to go until the opening of London 2012, can we look forward to TeamGB breaking this record this year? Learn more about TeamGB