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One of London’s most iconic landmarks, which also boasts a giant set of Olympic rings, will be lit up with golden lights each night a Team GB athlete claims top spot in their event.
It led to a stunning sight on the River Thames at 10pm last night, as pictures illustrate.
This is one of several ways the country will celebrate British success, alongside souvenir stamps which will be released as early as a day after a gold medal is won.
Today, stamps in honour of Wiggins, Glover and Stanning are already on sale across the country.GB’s golden rowers have a stamp in their honour (Picture:PA)
Royalty also got in on the action as Windsor Castle was illuminated with iconic images from past rowing races last night.
Designer Ross Ashton said: ‘I was approached by Locog and Windsor because they wanted to celebrate the feeling and emotion of rowing by taking images from real races and victories.
‘We couldn’t have had a better day to turn to turn the projection on and it is an honour to have my work on Windsor Castle.’
The images will also be on display tonight, tomorrow and Saturday from 9:45pm.
Team GB will hope to add to yesterday’s two gold medals later today, as Sam Townsend and Bill Lucas compete in the final of the men’s double sculls, while Britain’s men’s lightweight fours and women’s eights are also in action at Eton Dorney.
Russell Howard’s Good News debuted in October 2009 and has seen ratings grow from 1.7 million to 3.5 million viewers a week and is now regularly the most watched show on BBC iPlayer across all BBC channels.
Series Five sees Russell once again give his upbeat and entertaining take on some of the key news stories of the week, as well as highlighting some of the more bizarre items that have caught his eye during his forensic trawl of the week’s events – incredibly looking at over 60 news channels from across the world, reading over 140 newspapers and watching over 1000 clips each week.
Russell Howard’s Good News is filmed in front of a live studio audience. Viewers at home can shape the show’s agenda by submitting news stories online via Twitter @bbcgoodnews.
* Here’s a little treat! A FULL episode of RHGN, S6E8! (I don’t own the rights to the video) If you’re not in the UK, do enjoy it twice as much! x*
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