Olympic Rings Unveiled On Portland

Weymouth and Portland’s Olympic stone rings are set to go back on display in the borough as a lasting reminder of the Games legacy.

The rings, made from Portland stone, will overlook the National Sailing Academy and race courses that hosted the Olympics and Paralympics when they are placed at the top of Portland on Thursday.

They have been positioned to give residents and visitors a picture perfect view with the stunning backdrop of Chesil Beach, the Sailing Academy, the sailing waters, Nothe and Weymouth Bay.

The hugely popular rings were positioned outside Weymouth Train Station during the Olympic period to welcome the many visitors to the borough during Games time.

A sculpture of Paralympic mascot Mandeville replaced the rings for the Paralympic period.

The rings were carved specially for the Games by local craftsmen at AS Quarries on Portland out of world-renowned Portland limestone.

Ten Portland youngsters, the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Margaret Leicester and the Mayor of Portland Sylvia Bradley will unveil the rings at 4pm on Thursday 20 September.

Olympic Rings at Weymouth station

Cllr Mike Goodman, Chairman of the Management Committee at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said:

“It is really good news the iconic Olympic Rings will be back on display overlooking the spot that many of our Olympic and Paralympic dreams came true.

“Portland played a huge role in delivering a successful Games and these rings will allow us to cherish the memories of hosting the sailing right here in our wonderful borough of Weymouth and Portland.”

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Dan Mills

4pm - 7pm

Email the show

Text 'SOUTH' to 82122

Dan Mills

On TV: Christmas Hits: Guess The Year

5pm - 6pm

Watch heart TV

  • Michael Buble Baby It's Cold Outside

    17:20

    iTunes

  • Destiny's Child 8 Days Of Christmas

    17:07

    iTunes

  • Mel And Kim Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

    17:04

    iTunes

  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas

    17:02

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Dorset

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter