MOST of the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games may be happening on the other side of the capital, but sports fans in Richmond and Kingston can mark a milestone in the countdown to the big event, thanks to the launch of two special new badges.
The boroughs' official 2012 Olympics pin badges were unveiled on Tuesday by Lord Sebastian Coe.
They will be on sale from Richmond Visitor Information Centre, in Whittaker Avenue, and Kingston Museum and local libraries, from early next month.
Richmond's version features Richmond Park, with two deer silhouettes in the centre along with the 2012 logo, while Kingston's shows the tumbling telephone box sculpture, Out Of Order, in Old London Road.
Residents voted for the scenes after being asked to nominate the boroughs' best-known landmarks.
The pin badges will not be Richmond's only involvement in the games - the South African team will be based at St Mary's College and the Lensbury Club.
Lord Coe said: "Richmond Park and the telephone box sculpture, chosen by the residents of Richmond and Kingston, are real iconic landmarks and celebrate what a unique city London is.
"I am delighted to see how proud the residents of Richmond and Kingston are of their boroughs, and I hope they will wear their pin badges with pride."