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The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially 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.
The modern Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques) are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be 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, meaning they each occur every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.
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London Olympics London hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and 2012. The 2012 Summer Olympics made London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads. London is the only city in the United Kingdom to have ever hosted the Olympics; the United States is the only country to have hosted Summer Olympics on more occasions than the UK. Also, London is the only city to have bid more than once and still hold a 100% record. British participation in Olympic events, both as a competitor and as a host, is the responsibility of the British Olympic Association. 1908 Summer Olympics
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2012 Olympic Sports | 2012 Olympic Venues | 2012 Olympic Teaching Resources Symbols of the Olympic Games The build up to the 2012 London Olympics provides an excellent hook to engage students all round the world in learning about Britain. I have already written many pages on Britain and will be adding more and linking the resources to the Olympic theme. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from 27 July to , followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948.
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London 2012 - Volleyroos aim high in London Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Prime Minister Julia Gillard with the Australi... © Australian Government With a stunning last ditch qualification bid granting them passage to the London Games, the Australian men’s volleyball team will be looking to crash the parties of the world’s best teams when competition commences. One of the Australian Olympic Team’s underdog stories of the Games before competition has even kicked off in London, the Volleyroos made it through one of the toughest qualification tournaments to secure only their third ever Olympic appearance. Ranked number 22 in the world, the Australians knocked off the likes of current Asian Champions Iran, 10th ranked China, 16th ranked Venezuela and 17th ranked Puerto Rico on their way to finishing the tournament second behind the undefeated Serbian side.
London i/ˈlʌndən/ is the capital city of England and of 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.