The countdown to the 2012 Olympics has reached less than a hundred days, and the world is looking forward to this huge international event, especially the UK, which hosts the Games.

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) announced that the world-famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team will perform a nine-ship flypast in Big Battle formation to give a 100 percent British welcome on the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony (27 July).

In Weymouth and Portland, the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions, a giant sandcastle has been built featuring the Olympic Rings on Weymouth beach. Moreover, to celebrate the UK’s role in the birth of the modern Olympic movement, a total of 40 ‘Coubertin Oaks’ oak trees are being planted at venues around the UK.

According to figures released by Amadeus, a company that provides technology to the travel industry, 31 percent more people will go to London between 23 July (three days before the Games start) and 12 August (the day they end) than in the same period last year.