2012 Summer Olympics London

 

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2012 summer olympics london

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If you are planning to visit London for 2012 Summer Olympics then you’ve come to the right place, as all of you know that 2012 Summer Olympic are scheduled in London.
Millions of people and fans have planned to attend the event to witness the third event in the history of Olympics that is scheduled in London, as previous two took place in 1908 and 1948, so people of London are also going crazy and ready to welcome their guests.

In this post we are going to tell you about everything that is necessary for you if you are attending the event but first of all a short introduction to summer Olympic Games.

Summer Olympic Games:

The Summer Olympic Games is an international event that takes place after every four years, in which thousands of the athletes from more than 200 nations participate in different indoor and outdoor competitions. The word Olympic is derived from Olympia, as the original Olympic games were started in Olympia, Greece in 8th century BC. The modern Olympic games were first hosted by Athens in 1896 where 241 athletes of 14 nations competed in 43 different events.

2012 Summer Olympics , London:

The 30th Summer Olympic games are scheduled from July 27th to August 12th 2012 in London, England. London was elected as a host city for 2012 Summer Olympic after defeating Madrid, Moscow, New York City and Paris. Approximately, 10,500 athletes from 204 Nations shall compete in different sports. Click here for 2012 Summer Olympics Medal Table.

Although it is not yet confirmed that which country is going to lead the points table, but to know about the leading countries in all Olympic Games since 1896, click here.

Venue:
The 2012 Summer Olympics will be played on different historic and new venues, Hyde Park
is one of the historical venues. Mainly the venues are divided into three zones.

All the 26 sports that are going to be played between different Nations during the London Olympics 2012:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Canoe Sprint
  • Cycling – BMX
  • Cycling – Mountain Bike
  • Cycling – Road
  • Cycling – Track
  • Diving
  • Equestrian – Dressage
  • Equestrian- Eventing
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics – Artistic
  • Gymnastics – Rhythmic
  • Gymnastics – Trampoline
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Olympic Zone:

Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford

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Major competitions that are going to be held in Olympic zone are:

  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Handball
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo

River Zone:

Location: River Thames

River Thames

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Major Competetions that are going to be held in River Zone are:

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Judo
  • Shooting
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Central Zone:

Location: A combination of many venues in central and western London.

central and western London choosen for 2012 olympics

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Major Competetions that are going to be held in River Zone are:

  • Archery
  • Athletics (marathon)
  • Badminton
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Where to buy Tickets:

For Information on buying tickets and their prices you may refer here.

Expected weather of London during 2012 Summer Olympic Games:

Average weather in July and August is from 57 degree Fahrenheit to 75 degree Fahrenheit. Although they are the warmest months in London but the wettest too so try to keep an umbrella with you as rain showers are expected at any time.

Some other top attractions you should visit in London:

  • EDF Energy London Eye
EDF Energy London Eye

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  • Science Museum
Science Museum London

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  • The Tower of London
The Tower of London

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  • British Museum
British Museum London

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Hope you have a nice visit to London for 2012 Olympics Games, have your say in the comments below.

 

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