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2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics logo.svg
Host city London
Country United Kingdom
Motto Inspire a Generation
Participating nations 204
Participating athletes 10,700 (5,992 men, 4,776 women)
Events 302 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony July 27, 2012
Closing ceremony August 12, 2012
Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Athlete's Oath Sarah Stevenson
Judge's Oath Mik Basi
Torch Lighter Callum Airlie, Jordan Duckitt, Desiree Henry, Katie Kirk, Cameron MacRitchie, Aidan Reynolds, Adelle Tracey, Austin Playfoot (relight)
Main venue Olympic Stadium
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 12:00am.

Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and then-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating bids from Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. London was the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

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.

The Games received widespread acclaim for their organisation, with the volunteers, the British military and public enthusiasm praised particularly highly. The opening ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle, received widespread acclaim throughout the world, particular praise from the British public and a minority of widely ranging criticisms from some social media sites. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, winning his 22nd medal. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei entered female athletes for the first time, so that every currently eligible country has sent a female competitor to at least one Olympic Games. Women's boxing was included for the first time, thus the Games became the first at which every sport had female competitors.

These were the final Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Jacques Rogge.

VenuesEdit

Zone Venues Location Sporting events Capacity
Olympics Paralympics
Olympic Park Zone London Aquatics Centre Greater London Diving, Modern Pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized Swimming Swimming 17,000
Basketball Arena Basketball, Handball (medal round) Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball 12,000
BMX Track Cycling (BMX) - 6,000
Eton Manor - Wheelchair Tennis 10,000
Copper Box Arena Handball, Modern Pentathlon (fencing) Goalball 7,000
Velodrome Cycling (track) Cycling (track) 6,000
Riverbank Arena Field Hockey Football seven-a-side, Football five-a-side 16,000
Olympic Stadium Opening/closing ceremonies, Atheltics Opening/closing ceremonies, Athletics 80,000
Water Polo Arena Water polo - 5,000
River Zone ExCeL London Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlighting, Wrestling Boccia, Judo, Powerlifting, Table Tennis, Volleyball (sitting), Wheelchair Fencing from 5,000 to 10,000
Greenwich Park Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon (riding, running, shooting) Equestrian

23,000 (OG)

6,000 (PG)

North Greenwich Arena (The O2 Arena)

Basketball (final), Gymnastics (artistic, trampolining) Wheelchair basketball

20,000 (OG)

18,000 (PG)

Royal Artillery Barracks Shooting Archery, Shooting

7,500 (OG)

5,000 (PG)

Central Zone All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Tennis - 30,000
Earls Court Exhibition Centre Volleyball (indoor) - 15,000
Horse Guards Parade Volleyball (beach) - 15,000
Hyde Park Swimming (marathon), Triathlon - 3,000
Lord's Cricket Ground Archery - 6,500
Marathon Course Athletics (marathon and race walk) Athletics (marathon) not listed
Wembley Arena Badminton, Gymnastics (rhytymic) - 6,000
Wembley Stadium Football (final) - 90,000
Outside Greater London Brands Hatch Swanley, Kent - Cycling (road) -
Dorney Lake Dorney, Buckinghamshire Canoeing (sprint), Rowing Rowing

30,000 max (OG)

6,000 (PG)

Hadleigh Farm Hadleigh, Essex Cycling (mountain biking) - 20,000 (including 3,000 seating)
Lee Valley White Water Centre Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire Canoeing (slalom) - 12,000 max
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy Isle of Portland, Dorset Sailing Sailing

4,600 (OG)

17,400 (PG)

Football Stadiums City of Coventry Stadium (Ricoh Arena) Coventry, England football - 32,500
Hampden Park Glasgow, Scotland - 52,000
Millenium Stadium Cardiff, Wales - 74,600
Old Trafford Manchester, England - 76,000
St. James Park Newcastle upon Tyne, England - 52,409
Olympic Village East Village, Stratford Greater London - - -
Media Centre London Olympics Media Centre - -

Broadcasters:Edit

Country TV Rights Holder
Afghanistan RTA, Saba TV
Albania RTSH
Algeria ENTV
Angola TPA, Maximo

Argentina

Asia

TyC, TV Publica Digital

ABU, ESPN Asia, AsiaSat

Australia Nine Network, Foxtel, ABC, 2GB
Austria ORF
Azerbaijan ITV
Bahamas ZNS, Cable Bahamas Limited
Bahrain IAA
Barbados CBC
Belarus Beltelradio
Belize Channel 7
Belgium VRT, RTBF
Benin ORTB
Bermuda Bermuda Cablevision
Bolivia Bolivision
Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT, RTRS
British Virgin Islands CBN
Bulgaria BNT
Burundi RTNB
Brazil BandSports, Rede Record, SporTV, ESPN Brasil
Cambodia CTN, TVK
Cameroon CRTV
Canada CTV Olympics
Carribean International Media Content Limited, SportsMax
Central African Republic RTC
Chile Canal 13, TVN
China CCTV, Beijing Television, Guangdong TV, SMG
Chinese Taipei ELTA, PTS. CTV, CTS, FTV, TTV
Colombia Caracol TV
Cook Islands CITV
Costa Rica Repretel
Cote d'Ivore RTI
Croatia HRT, SPTV
Cuba ICRT
Cyprus CyBC
Czech Republic CT
Democratic Republic of the Congo RTNC
Denmark DR, TV2
Dominica SAT Telecoms
Dominican Republic Grupo Corripo
East Timor TVTL
Ecuador Latele, RTS
Egypt ERTU
El Salvador Telecorporacion Salvadorena
Estonia ERR
Ethiopia ETV
Europe Eurosport, EBU
Fiji Fiji Television, Sky Pacific
Finland Yle
France France Televisions
Gabon RTG
Gambia GRTS
Georgia GPB
Germany ARD, ZDF
Ghana GTV
Greece ERT
Grenada Grenada Broadcasting Network
Guatemala Television Guatemalteca
Guinea RTG
Guyana National Communications Network
Hong Kong i-Cable, ATV, TVB
Hungary

Duna TV, MTV

Iceland RUV
India Doordarshan
Indonesia TVRI, RCTI
Iran GEM TV Group
Israel IBA
Italy RAI, Sky Italia
Ireland RTE
Jamaica CVM Television, TVJ
Japan Japan Consortium, NOTTV
Jordan JTV
Kazakhstan El Arna, Khabar
Kenya KBC
Latin America Grupo Albavision, Terra Networks
Laos Lao National Television
Latvia LTV
Lithuania LRT
Luxembourg RTL Tele Letzebuerg
Macau TDM, CCTV
Macedonia MRT
Malaysia RTM
Mali ORTM
Malta TVM Malta
Mauritania TVM
Mauritius MBC
Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca
Middle East ASBU, OSN
Moldova TeleRadio-Moldova
Mongolia EduTV, Channel 25, MNB, NTV, SBN, TV5, UBS
Montserrat PTV7
Montenegro RTCG
Morroco Arryadia
Mozambique TVM
Myannmar MRTV
Namibia NBC, Maximo
Nepal NTV Plus
Netherlands NOS
New Zealand Prime, Sky Television
Nicaragua Ratensa
Niger TV Tanere
Niue BCN
Nigeria NOC, NTA, FRCN, AIT, Maximo
North Africa OSN
North Korea SBS, Korean Central Television

Norway

NRK, Viasat
Pakistan PTV
Panama Corporacion Medcom, TVMax
Paraguay Paravision, SNT Cerro Cora
Peru America Television
Philippines Sports5, Solar Entertainment Corporation
Poland TVP, n
Portugal RTP
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico TV
Romania TVR, Dolce
Russia Channel One, VGTRK, NTV Plus
Saint Kitts and Nevis ZIZ
Samoa SBC
Senegal RTS
Serbia RTS
Seychelles SBC
Singapore MediaCorp, mio TV
Slovakia RTVS
Slovenia RTVSLO
Solomon Islands One Television
South Africa SABC, Supersport, Maximo
South Korea SBS, KBS, MBC
South America ESPN, DirecTV
Sub-Saharan Africa Octagon, SABC, Supersport
Sudan SSTV
Spain RTVE
Sri Lanka SLRC, MTV, MBC
Suriname STVS
Sweden SVT
Switzerland SRG SSR
Thailand TV Pool, TrueVisions
Togo TVT
Tonga Television Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago CCN TV6
Tunisia Tunisia TV 1
Turkey TRT
Ukraine NTKU
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Sports Channel
United Kingdom BBC
United States NBC, Westwood One
Uruguay Tenfield, Television Nacional
Venezuela teleSUR, TVes, VTV
Vietnam VTV
Zambia Muvi TV
Zimbabwe ZBC

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