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Those responsible for London's Olympic successes both on the track and behind the scenes in 2012 have been rewarded with titles in the Queen's New Year honours list.

Members of the Canary Wharf-based London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), which conducted preparations for 2012's sporting spectacular from its offices in Churchill Place, were recognised with a range of accolades.

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There was a resurgence of Olympic Spirit in Jubilee Place as gamesmakers and sports fans alike battled the lunchtime crowds for a glimpse of a particularly well-known Wharfer.

An eager trail wound its way around the mall in preparation for the appearance of Lord Seb Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog), who was visiting Waterstones to sign copies of his autobiography, Running My Life.

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A full-scale test of the Olympic Park starts today and runs until Tuesday, with six final sporting events which form part of the London Prepares series.

Olympic organisers Locog will be looking at security, ticketing and logistics as well as examining the operations of the individual sports and venues.

olympicceremonies.jpgThe opening ceremony of London's Olympic Games will be called Isles of Wonder, inspired from Shakespeare's play The Tempest.

The announcement was made this morning by artistic director Danny Boyle at an event to mark the start of the six-month countdown to the event.

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The Olympic Torch will hit the capital first in Tower Hamlets after a tour around the country.

The decision was part of a deal struck in February to compensate for the loss of the Marathon route.

The agreement, reached by Lord Coe, chairman of Olympic organiser Locog, and Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman saw the borough reap a number of cultural and employment benefits from the Olympics.

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