Portland to home Olympic rings

NEW HOME: The Olympic rings will stay in Portland

NEW HOME: The Olympic rings will stay in Portland

First published in News

OLYMPIC rings that greeted visitors to the Games in Weymouth and Portland are to find a new home on Portland.

The Portland stone rings, which were on display outside Weymouth Railway Station during the Olympics will be unveiled at New Ground on top of the island as a lasting reminder of the Olympics.

They will overlook the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in a nod to the Olympic Sailing events. Ten Portland youngsters, the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland Margaret Leicester and the Mayor of Portland Sylvia Bradley will unveil the rings at 4pm today.

The rings were carved out of Portland limestone especially for the Games by local craftsmen at AS Quarries.

Borough council leader Mike Goodman said: “It is really good news the iconic Olympic Rings will be back on display overlooking the spot where many of our Olympic and Paralympic dreams came true.

“Portland played a huge role in delivering the Games.”

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1:17pm Thu 20 Sep 12

bnaty12 says...

Wow, what a legacy? Thanks.
Wow, what a legacy? Thanks. bnaty12
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2:29pm Thu 20 Sep 12

stench says...

good place to dump it :)
good place to dump it :) stench
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6:53pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Crabber says...

stench wrote:
good place to dump it :)
yes it bl**dy is, at least they are home and overlooking the TRUE VENUE of the Olympic Sailing Events and NOT as many of the Worlds Media broadcast to the World in Weymuff Harbour. As every local knows Weymuff can't hold onto anything e.g Condor,even the Football team can't hold a lead. So yeah,if it's gotta go somewhere at least it's back where it
belongs and not like the Steel ones that wee on display just off of the Academy which were I am led to believe were taken to Portesham Scrap Yard and cut to pieces. So Yeah Welcome Home to the Rings on Portland the REAL VENUE of Olympic Sailing
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: good place to dump it :)[/p][/quote]yes it bl**dy is, at least they are home and overlooking the TRUE VENUE of the Olympic Sailing Events and NOT as many of the Worlds Media broadcast to the World in Weymuff Harbour. As every local knows Weymuff can't hold onto anything e.g Condor,even the Football team can't hold a lead. So yeah,if it's gotta go somewhere at least it's back where it belongs and not like the Steel ones that wee on display just off of the Academy which were I am led to believe were taken to Portesham Scrap Yard and cut to pieces. So Yeah Welcome Home to the Rings on Portland the REAL VENUE of Olympic Sailing Crabber
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