Carl Lewis, London Olympics & UN
Independent Films, Sports
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon along with British Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant and track and field legend Carl Lewis count down the "one year to go" clock to the London Olympics.
Today also marks the completion of construction on the Aquatics Centre in London where the Olympics will take place.
Countdown clocks were also unveiled in New Delhi and Beijing.
“We all know of ‘Big Ben.’ So I thought to name it ‘Big Build.’ After all, that is the nickname given by the people of London to the construction being done to prepare for the London Olympic Games. Then somebody suggested to me that another possibility, since this will be placed in the United Nations, we might perhaps name it ‘Big Ban?’ Actually, I thought, we had best save that for the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea, in 2018!
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2:00 mins
Country: United Kingdom
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- Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV)
- Susan Sacirbey (UNTV)