Olympic athletes flock to London
2012-07-17 03:32:56 GMT2012-07-17 11:32:56(Beijing Time)
Members of the Cuban weightlifting squad arrive at Heathrow airport, London, July 16, 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Games start in 11 days time. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett)
French Olympic canoeist Tony Estanguet talks to the media after arriving at Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012, as competitors arrive in London during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Members of the South Korean men gymnastics team arrives at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, July 16, 2012. Competitors are arriving in London during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Russian Olympic sailing team athlete Tatiana Bazyuk, centre, and other team members arrive at Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012, as athletes from all over the world arrive to prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Members of the Italian Olympic squad arrive at Heathrow airport, London, July 16, 2012. The first wave of Olympic athletes and visitors began pouring into Britain on Monday and officials played down fears that a packed London would buckle under the pressure of its biggest peacetime security and transport operation. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett)
Athletes, officials and media from all over the world poured into Heathrow Airport on July 16 for the London Olympics, the first wave of a record number of passengers expected to pass through Europe's largest airport for the games that begin July 27.