Olympic connections across the UK


What links might Liechtenstein, Mongolia and Burundi have with Norwich, Stirling and Swansea? The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad wants to know, as it tries to find UK-wide ties to all of the 206 participating countries in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Many might not be that obvious, but from buildings and bridges to sculptures and statues, there are international connections in towns across the UK.

Take a whistlestop tour with BBC broadcaster Nick Crane - who, with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), helped launch the project Walk the World.

All images subject to copyright. Maps courtesy Bing Maps.

Images courtesy Walk the World/Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Getty Images.

Music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 19 January 2012.


Walk the World

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