At the Opening Ceremony, 2,500 British students and their teachers welcomed Olympic athletes to the Games as part of the Guard of Honour. The British Council's Lucy Nacson-Jones joined them.
Marc Jessel, our Country Director in Jordan, blogs about the concert in an Amman car park that brought together Jordanian and Scottish musicians to kick off a new music programme.
As the 2012 Olympic Games finally kick off, British Council Director UK 2012 Paul Docherty looks back on the highlights so far from this year's exciting Cultural Olympiad.
Seydanur Kabasakal, a high school student from Turkey selected as part of the International Inspiration programme, was one of 20 torchbearers who carried the Olympic Flame between Lincoln and Nottingham.
Andrew Picken OBE, co-leader of the British Council delegation to Rio+20, writes about last month's UN Conference on Sustainable Development and about ten inspirational young activists and entrepreneurs from around the world who took part.
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