USOC to celebrate 100 Day mark in Times Square

The U.S. Olympic Committee will turn Times Square in New York

into a mini Olympic village on April 18 to celebrate the start of

the 100-day countdown to the London Olympics.

Dozens of Olympic athletes will sign autographs and give

demonstrations in beach volleyball, gymnastics, track and other


The USOC announced the program Monday. The federation views this

as a prime opportunity to raise money for American athletes, along

with giving sponsors a visible platform to link with the U.S.

Olympic team.