The London Olympics 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Chair Seb Coe has hailed the London Prepares series a success as the final test event – the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge. In less than 12 months, LOCOG has delivered 42 test events in 28 venues, allowing hundreds of thousands of spectators to enjoy world-class sport in London Olympic and Paralympic venues. Over 8,000 athletes have competed across 183 days of competition, spanning all Olympic 2012 sports and disciplines and six Paralympic sports.
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2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Post Olympics 2012 games: will continue as a training and competition facility.
The London Olympics: An Overview
From 27 July to 12 August 2012, London 2012 will play host to the 30th Summer Olympic 2012 Games. The city won its bid in 2005, through a process that would become one of the many controversies plaguing the Games.
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Olympics 2012 Athletics
Athletics is the perfect expression of the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ (‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’) – the competition requires athletes to run faster, throw further, jump higher and leap longer than their rivals. With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events, Athletics is the largest single sport at the Games.
Archery at London 2012 will be played between 128 athletes from different parts of the world at Lord’s Cricket Stadium from 27th July and end on 3rd August 2012. Be an archery fan this summer with this outstanding event!
Badminton players at the London 2012 Olympic Games will need lightning-fast reactions if they’re to keep up with shuttlecocks travelling at speeds in excess of 400km/h.
Road Cycling featured at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, with an 87km race that started and finished in Athens.
Grace and beauty will be on show throughout the four days of Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena. Rhythmic Gymnastics first appeared during the 19th century and slowly grew in popularity until the first experimental competitions were staged during the 1930s. Having evolved to incorporate elements from classical ballet, German muscle-building techniques and Swedish exercise systems, it’s one of the most beautiful spectacles on the Olympic programme.
Sailing made its Olympic debut in Paris 1900 with both men’s and women’s competitions. With the exception of St Louis 1904, the sport has appeared at every Olympic Games since.
The Tennis competition at London 2012 will be held on the grass courts of Wimbledon.
Hugely popular around the world as a leisure activity and a competitive sport, Swimming has featured at every modern Olympic 2012 Games. Other than the Marathon Swimming 10km event, held in the Serpentine in Hyde Park, the Swimming competition will take place in Aquatics.