Olympic fever grips Solihull

By Chris Willmott 27/07 Updated: 27/07 16:15

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MONTHS of bubbling excitement will come to a head tonight (Friday) as the London Olympics 2012 finally gets underway.

Anticipation has been growing across the borough for several months with schools and organisations hosting their own Olympic-themed events as can be seen in these photos.

And the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Solihull at the beginning of this month saw thousands of people turn out to witness the furore for themselves.

If you are attending any Olympic event we'd love to hear from you.

Send us your pictures and a few details about your experience to: editor@solihullobserver.co.uk and we'll share them with our readers.

Youngsters at Busy Bees Nursery met torchbearer Jacob Henry, son of the nursery manager Janet Henry. (s)

Buy photos»Adam White, Jordan Masters, Renaye Antrobus and Georgia Day took part in Lyndon School's Olympics, complete with their own torch. 28.012.029.sol.nc

Nadine Okyere lights the Olympic flame for the opening of Olympic Day at Solihull School in the company of Jack Pitchford and Katy Thomas. (s)

The ‘Great Britain’ team lead the parade at Solihull School's Olympic Day opening ceremony. (s)

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