Rush of proposals at Marry Mound

Sports fans are giving new meaning to the phrase "Olympics rings" with a rush of marriage proposals.

The eastern lawn of Park Live, the venue for Olympic Park big screens, is thought to have seen 25 proposals since the Games began.

This works out at an average of two every day - leading organisers to dub the grassy area Marry Mound after Murray Mound, the Wimbledon viewing area.

Adam Juniper, site manager for British Airways which sponsors the park, said tens of thousands of people had visited Park Live each day.

He added: "We always knew it would be a hit for supporters - but we never thought it would become a romantic haven too.

"The peak time for proposals has been around 7.30pm and 8.30pm when the sun sets in the background, offering beautiful light and views across the Olympic Park."