Magherafelt loses World Record title to Hamburg for most people forming Olympic Rings

Pupils from Magherafelt form the Olympic Rings at Meadowbank Sports Arena to win a world record. Hamburg has now beaten them to claim the title with over 6,000 people
Pupils from Magherafelt form the Olympic Rings at Meadowbank Sports Arena to win a world record. Hamburg has now beaten them to claim the title with over 6,000 people
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Magherafelt has been knocked off its Guinness World Record pedestal for the most people coming together to form the Olympic Rings, by German city Hamburg.

Clinched by Magherafelt District Council when 3,206 children from schools across the area turned out to form the famous rings in honour of the 2012 London Olympics, the title has now been claimed by model railway park Miniatur Wunderland.

The Hamburg attraction managed to gather almost double the number of people in Magherafelt with 6,211 participants turning out to support the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The event which was held at Stadtpark, a large urban park in the Hamburg district of Winterhude, saw thousands dressed in blue, yellow, black, green and red form the five rings - a symbol representing the union of five continents.