Weymouth Olympic rings move to Portland

Weymouth Olympic rings The famous set of Olympic rings were previously on display outside Weymouth railway station

Related Stories

Weymouth's set of Olympic rings are being moved to a new location overlooking the National Sailing Academy on Portland.

The stone rings were on display during the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events outside Weymouth railway station.

Carved from Portland stone, the set will move to New Ground, Portland Heights from Thursday.

The rings were carved by local craftsmen at AS Quarries on Portland.

Councillor Mike Goodman, from Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: "It is really good news the iconic 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 Olympic Games and these rings will allow us to cherish the memories of hosting the sailing."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Weather

Bournemouth

10 °C 7 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage


  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world


  • Music scoreFinal score Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop


  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • A robotClick Watch

    The latest in robotics including software that can design electronics to solve problems

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.