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Queen praises Olympic athletes in Christmas message

24 December 2012 Last updated at 08:52 GMT

In her Christmas broadcast this year, the Queen will pay tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic athletes who inspired the nation during the London games.

The address, which was filmed in 3D for the first time, will focus on the theme of "togetherness''.

Buckingham Palace has released a small part of the message, which will be transmitted on both television and radio at 1500 GMT on Christmas Day.