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Portland to home Olympic rings
12:30pm Thursday 20th September 2012 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.”