New Home for Olympic Rings On Portland
11:49am 21st September 2012
Weymouth and Portland's Olympic rings now look down over the borough from one of its highest points.
Made from Portland Stone by craftsmen at AS Quarries, they've been positioned to provide a stunning backdrop to Chesil Beach, the Sailing Academy, the sailing waters, Nothe and Weymouth Bay.
Ten Portland youngsters, accompanies by Weymouth and Portland's mayor Margaret Leicester and Sylvia Bradley, the mayor of Portland performed the unveiling ceremony yesterday afternoon, overlooking the spot where many Olympic and Paralympic dreams came true.
The Rings were originally positioned outside Weymouth Railwaty station to welcome visitors, though they in turn were replaced by a sculpture of Paralympic mascot Mandeville while the Paralympic sailing took place.