Olympic Games schedule revealed

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The schedule of events for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been released.

The schedule of events for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been released.

The first action will be women's football in Cardiff, Glasgow and Coventry on July 25, two days before the official opening.

The middle weekend promises to be unmissable, with British trio Jessica Ennis, Christine Ohuruogu and Paula Radcliffe set to be going for gold.

The men's 100m final, with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt likely to be centre stage, takes place on Sunday, August 5.

The dates, times, venues and prices for more than 600 sessions of competition across all 26 Olympic sports will be emailed to the 2.2m people who have signed up for information, ahead of tickets going on sale on March 15.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe described them as the "greatest tickets on earth for the greatest show on earth".

Double Olympic champion Coe said: "This is a really big moment, a huge moment. In my own experience as a competitor this is the point that it suddenly becomes very real.

"We are now getting to the business end of the project and we know from the number of people who have signed up for ticket information that there is a real hunger from all parts of the country to be there."

The opening ceremony will take place inside the Olympic Stadium at 7.30pm on Friday, July 27.

* See the full schedule for London 2012 here.

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