How far are you travelling for the Games?

BBC News website readers from around the world have been sharing their excitement at the prospect of travelling to London for the Olympic Games.

Click on a marker to see details of who is coming, and from where.

Where will you be watching the Games? Let us know about your Olympic celebrations. Email, or send your photos to

Location Lat/Long Name Text Picture

Toronto, Canada

51.253775, -85.3232139

Bina Shah

I'm really excited about attending some Olympic events although I'm a bit wary of using public transport and security. I'm going to see the final men's soccer match as well as the final for the women. The Canadian women have a great chance this year, although they are in a difficult pool.

Canberra, Australia

-35.299435480545434, 149.1064453125

Nicole Huber and Fiona Irvine

I start a three-month holiday in London, head to Ireland and then head to Edinburgh where I will be watching my friend play in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. We then go to London for a day trip to see the gold medal match of the men's volleyball.

Mexico City, Mexico

19.4326077, -99.133208

Diana Gonzalez

I am going to Newcastle to support my national football team. Afterwards I am going back to London for Greco Roman wrestling, synchronised swimming, table tennis, badminton. But the best will be the football final at Wembley stadium. I just can't wait to be there.

Ohio, US

40.4172871, -82.907123

Brittany Milam and Kris Volpenhein

My boyfriend's brother is coaching the men's lightweight rowing and his brother's girlfriend is rowing in the women's double scull. I have never been to Europe and what better time to go? I want to see London's famous sites and have beers in many pubs with locals and foreigners and cheer as loud as we can.

Idaho, US

44.0682019, -114.7420408

Scott and Kathy Cleveland

We are really looking forward to London 2012. It's going to be great. We have rented a flat and we are all set. We have our passports, our pounds, and our tickets so we are excited about it.

Hamburg, Germany

53.5510846, 9.9936818

Christian Kupsch

We've got tickets for badminton, table tennis, diving and archery. So

I'm going to see those. Furthermore we plan to see some West End shows - Derren Brown's Svengali and musicals - and a Shakespeare play at the Globe.

And thanks to the Cultural Olympiad there's so much more to see.


1.352083, 103.819836

Kim Tyler

I am originally from Essex but was living in south west London prior to moving to Singapore in 2010. I have tickets for athletics, GB women's handball and beach volleyball. I will be catching up with loads of my Clapham Chasers running club at a bar we've hired out. I cannot wait!

Hong Kong

22.471954507739227, 114.169921875

Gavin Jugg

The London Games are a unique opportunity for the citizens of The

British Isles to come together and celebrate a summer of sporting

events. I will be cheering on the British athletes as well as the handful of Hong Kong athletes and am privileged to have some tickets to a handful of events. Let the Games begin!


25.271139, 55.307485

Alex Marr and pug Prince Harry

I am a British citizen living in Dubai and was successful in getting a pair of tickets for a hockey event. I felt that it was a must to return for the London 2012 Olympics and support the games in my own country. I am really looking forward to sampling an Olympic atmosphere as I have never been to the Games before. My pug dog Prince Harry is already dressed in his patriotic gear and is coming too!

Budapest, Hungary

47.4984056, 19.0407578

Szilard Pall

I am coming from Hungary to visit my two children who live and work in London and to feel the heartbeat of the Games. I am over 50 and it might be the last chance to see in such an event live. I'm very excited to hear the orgy of bell sounds on Friday morning.


-0.3515602939922709, 105.732421875

Rania Herlina Rahardja

I am excited to be in the heart of the city, to experience the rich culture of London and witness the Olympics first hand. More importantly, I look forward to seeing more incidents of sporting brilliance.

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