For Sebastian Coe, London 2012 has entered the `Killing Zone`, a crucial stretch that will determine whether the Games meet the Olympic gold standard in one year`s time or fall back among the also-rans.
London Olympic organisers put `sold out` signs over a swathe of sports with only tickets for soccer, volleyball and greco-roman and freestyle wrestling still available in a second round of sales in Britain.
The floodlights were switched on for
the first time in the snow-covered 2012 London Olympics
stadium on Monday -- although the bulbs on the triangular
pylons took time to warm up in the freezing weather.