Delhi, India (PressExposure) August 01, 2011 -- Seb Coe will today join Eurostar in welcoming hundreds of European Olympic fans and athletes to London today to mark 'One year to Go' to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Socks will be off and trousers rolled up as Seb Coe, Colin Jackson and other athletes and Olympic fans from the UK and Europe, have their foot prints cast in clay at St Pancras International, to mark the first steps on the way to the London 2012 Games.
Over the last few months, thousands of Olympic fans from across the UK and Europe have entered competitions to win the chance to be part of Eurostar's 'One year to Go' celebrations. The 200 lucky winners travelled today from as far afield as, Marseille and Edinburgh to London St Pancras as the 'One year to Go' celebrations kicked off.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar, comments; "After a gap of more than sixty years, the Olympic Games are back in the UK, and judging from the 'One year to Go' celebrations Europe is gearing up for a big party.
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the continent, is the Official International Rail Service Provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics' Games. Next year, Eurostar will carry Olympic fans from the continent to London to soak up the atmosphere of the Games.
Tickets for Eurostar services during the Games are open for sale and Eurostar is one of the first signatories of the 2012 London Visitor Fair Pricing and Practice Charter, which requires companies to be fair and transparent about their pricing.
You can hop on the Eurostar train from any of the Eurostar destinations to London's St pancras International train station in central London. In the UK, Eurostar services stop at St Pancras International in London as well as Ashford International and Ebbs fleet International in Kent.