Overview of the 2012 Games in Weymouth & Portland
An overview, illustrated by some incredible photos and comments, of an amazing few weeks in the history of Weymouth & Portland as it hosted the sailing events of the London 2012 Games.
Thousands of first time visitors to Weymouth & Portland from around the globe enjoyed its many attractions, helped by hundreds of dedicated Ambassadors.
There was unparalleled global media coverage, with beautiful images of the borough being transmitted via television, web and print. This reached a crescendo on the opening day of the Olympic sailing with Weymouth all over the media and trending on Twitter.
The improved transport infrastructure held up very well to large numbers of visitors, including 'Super Sunday' when the town was packed to celebrate Ben Ainslie winning Gold.