In this photo issued by London 2012 London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), 260 Guardsmen from Britain
Credit: AP Photo/LOCOG
Sebastian Coe, left, chairman of London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Parlympic Games (LOCOG), speaks to the media as CEO of LOCOG Paul Deighton looks on at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London. They were marking April 18, 2012, the 100 days before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
West End theater workers and performers dance in front of the Olympic countdown clock to mark the 100-day countdown, in Trafalgar Square, central London, April 18, 2012. With 100 days to go until the 2012 London Olympics, the city's theater community is increasingly confident that culture won't suffer during a summer devoted to celebrating sport.
Sebastian Coe, chairman of London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, plants an oak tree April 18, 2012, at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London to mark 100 days before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones, second from left, speaks to Citi employees at the 100-day countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Citi Team USA Flag Raising Tour on April 18, 2012, in Long Island City, N.Y. Cullen spoke to more than 200 employees about his Olympic Games experiences and his participation in Citi
Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Citi
France's modern pentathlon world champion, Amelie Caze, arrives on stage to present new Olympic sportswear for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the France's National Olympic and Sports Committee in Paris on April 18, 2012.
France From left, former French handball national team head coach and radio columnist Daniel Constantini, Sports Minister David Douillet and Denis Maseglia, president of France's National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), attend the presentation for France's athletes for the London 2012 Olympic Games in Paris on April 18, 2012. It marks 100 days before the start of the Games.
German Paralympic competitor Heinrich Popow, right, participates in a 10-meter race at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, April 18, 2012. The race was organized by the British embassy in Berlin to mark 100 days ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Athletes and employees of the embassy participated.
British ambassador to Germany Simon McDonald, center, poses with athletes in front of the Brandenburg Gate, April 18, 2012. The British embassy organized a 100 meter race in front of Berlin's landmark to mark 100 days from the start of the London 2012 Olympics.
Bosnian children are seen between two advertising boards for the London Olympic Games, running during a 100 meters race, organized by the embassy of the United Kingdom to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, on April 18, 2012. The British Foreign office organized 100-meters races in 100 cities worldwide to mark 100 days until beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games.
From left, Chinese table tennis player Zhang Jike, gymnast Chen Yibing, retired diver Guo Jingjing and Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung attend a Coca-Cola ceremony in Beijing on April 18, 2012, to to mark 100 days to the start of the Summer Games in London.
British and Filipino embassy staff, led by British Ambassador to the Philippines Stephen Lillie, third from righ in front row, make the ceremonial 100-meter race to mark the 100 days countdown to the 2012 London Olympics on April 18, 2012 at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Four Filipinos were chosen as Olympic torch bearers and six athletes were qualified for the Games.
Garrett Word, third from left, Consul General of Great Britain in St.Petersburg, takes part in a 100-meter race at the landmark Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in Saint Petersburg, on April 18, 2012, to celebrate 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games.