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Olympic Stone Rings Find New Home on Portland


9:18am 20th September 2012

Weymouth and Portland's Olympic stone rings will be put on display in their new home today as a lasting memory of the Games.

Originally placed at Weymouth Train Station, they'll be unveiled on top of Portland this afternoon.

They'll overlook the National Sailing Academy and the race courses for 2012.

The rings were carved specially for the Games by local craftsmen at AS Quarries on Portland out of world-renowned Portland limestone.

Ten Portland youngsters, the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Margaret Leicester and the Mayor of Portland Sylvia Bradley will unveil the rings at 4pm on Thursday 20 September.

Cllr Mike Goodman, Chairman of the Management Committee at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: "It is really good news the iconic Olympic Rings will be back on display overlooking the spot that many of our Olympic and Paralympic dreams came true.

"Portland played a huge role in delivering a successful Games and these rings will allow us to cherish the memories of hosting the sailing right here in our wonderful borough of Weymouth and Portland."

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