2012 Summer Olympics. The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
It took place in London, United Kingdom and a lesser extent across the country from 25 July to 12 August 2012. The first event, the group stage in women's football began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. More than 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated. It was officially started however on Friday 27 July 2012 at 0:00. Construction for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, with an emphasis on sustainability. The main focus was a new 200-hectare (490-acre) Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford, East London. The Games also made use of venues that already existed before the bid. Bidding process Development and preparation
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Football 2012. The association football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from 25 July to 11 August, and was the only sport to begin before the official opening day of the Olympic Games, two days before the opening ceremony.
It was also the only sport to be held at multiple venues outside London (the host city of the Olympics), with Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Coventry and Cardiff all hosting matches. The finals were played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their senior women's and men's under-23 national teams to participate; men's teams were allowed to augment their squads with three players over the age of 23. 504 football players competed for two sets of gold medals. For these games, the men competed in a 16-team tournament and the women in a 12-team tournament.
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Alex Livesey/Getty Images The 2012 Summer Olympics will play host to some of the best soccer players and teams in the world, yet there are several teams who we wish were competing in London as well.
The Olympics are a young man's game, and most athlete are under the age of 30 across the Games. The soccer component will continue this trend, as each country is only allowed to have three players who were born before January 1, 1989 on their roster. This makes for an exciting change in international soccer, as the Olympic Games force teams to rely on youth, rather than experience. This key change sets the Olympic stage apart from the World Cup and Euro Cup, making the event truly unique. The youth rule also follows in the Olympic spirit, as it allows countries who could not succeed in the World Cup to compete. However, some fans dispute this allowance of unknowns into the competition. Attaking Soccer. The Official 2012 Olympic Games football was released last week, four months ahead of the opening ceremony on July 27 in London.
London will host the Games, their biggest games event since the 1966 World Cup Finals which they won on home soil and hope can help them to Gold again with the Team GB mens football team. Spanish League Fixtures. London 2012 Olympics: Football. London 2012 Olympics. Choose Event men + 100kg (heavyweight) men + 100kg (super heavyweight) men + 105kg men + 108kg, clean and jerk (super heavyweight) men + 108kg, snatch (super heavyweight) men + 108kg, total (super heavyweight) men + 110kg, clean and jerk (super heavyweight) men + 110kg, press (super heavyweight) men + 110kg, snatch (super heavyweight)