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Chat: Are you excited about the Olympics?

The 2012 Olympics aims to get more young people involved in sport, but gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu says some kids aren't really interested.

She's chatted to kids living near the Olympic site and says: "They don't really see what is there for them. It is very hard to get people to understand how amazing it actually is."

Are you excited about the Olympics? Are you getting involved in more sport because of it?

Or is there too much fuss about the event and you're not feeling inspired by it?

Whatever you think, we want to know!

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Your comments

"I am really excited about the Olympics! I can't wait!"

Ella, 12, Bedford, England

"The Olympics is so near! I want to be an Olympic swimmer when I'm older, so I am really looking forward to the Olympics!"

Tonia, 10, London, England

"I really think it's pointless getting kids involved because it only lasts a couple of weeks and it's really not that spectacular. It's only a sporting competition."

Rachael, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I can't wait to go because I'm going to see the Show Jumping! Yay! I can't wait to watch the Equestrian on TV too."

Lucy, 11, Newcastle

"I'm not that fussed about sports and competing, but I am excited to go and see it in London because I will bee supporting my country and it's close to home!"

Aisling, 12, London, England

"I like the gymnastics and the horse events so I'm looking forwards to the Olympics."

Max, 9, Bristol, England

"I can't wait until the Olympics. I can't believe it's right here at our doorstep. I'm really looking forward to it!"

Nabeel, 11, London, England

"The 2012 Olympics is a waste of tax payers money! And as for everyone being able to use the facilities after the games... entry fees for the facilities will be so high that most people won't be able to afford to go."

Nicola, 12, Norfolk, England

"I CANNOT wait until the 2012 Olympics!! I really hope everyone who qualifies does well. Good luck!!"

Leah, 12, Dublin, Ireland