London 2012 Olympics - Schedule, Results, Medals, Tickets, Venues. 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
2012 Australian Olympic Team. Summer Olympic Games. 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. Attaking Soccer.
London 2012 Olympics: Football. 2012 AFL Premiership Ladder. London Olympics 2012. London. London i/ˈlʌndən/ is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.
Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) mediaeval boundaries and in 2011 had a resident population of 7,375, making it the smallest city in England. Since at least the 19th century, the term London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area,[note 1] governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. History Toponymy The etymology of London is uncertain. It is an ancient name, found in sources from the 2nd century.
Prehistory and antiquity Anglo-Saxon London Middle Ages Early modern. Football Tournament. Olympic Soccer. Olympic sports. Olympic sports are sports contested in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
The 2012 Summer Olympics included 26 sports, with two additional sports due to be added to the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 2014 Winter Olympics will include seven sports. The number and kinds of events may change slightly from one Olympiad to another. Each Olympic sport is represented by an international governing body, namely an International Federation (IF). Previous Olympic Games included sports which are no longer present on the current program, like polo and tug of war. These sports, known as "discontinued sports", were later removed either because of lack of interest or absence of an appropriate governing body. Archery and tennis are examples of sports that were competed at the early Games and were later dropped by the IOC, but managed to return to the Olympic program (in 1972 and 1988, respectively).
Olympic Games. The modern Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques) are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions wherein thousands of athletes variously compete.
The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.