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Games of the XXX Olympiad
London2012
London 2012 Official Logo
Host city London, United Kingdom
Nations participating 204
Athletes participating 10,500 (estimated)
Events 300 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony July 27
Closing ceremony August 12
Officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II
Stadium Olympic Stadium

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 25 July (when group stages began in women's football) to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

Events

For lightweight transclusion in 2012 Summer Olympics.
OCOpening ceremony Event competitions 1Event finals CCClosing ceremony
July / August 25
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Ceremonies OC CC
Archery 1 1 1 1 4
Athletics 2 5 7 5 4 4 5 6 8 1 47
Badminton 1 2 2 5
Basketball 1 1 2
Boxing 3 5 5 13
Canoeing 1 1 2 4 4 4 16
Cycling 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 18
Diving 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Equestrian 2 1 1 2 6
Fencing 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
Field Hockey 1 1 2
Football 1 1 2
Gymnastics 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 1 1 18
Handball 1 1 2
Judo 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14
Modern Pentathlon 1 1 2
Rowing 3 3 4 4 14
Sailing 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 10
Shooting 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 15
Swimming 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 34
Synchronized swimming 1 1 2
Table Tennis 1 1 1 1 4
Taekwondo 2 2 2 2 8
Tennis 2 3 5
Triathlon 1 1 2
Volleyball 1 1 1 1 4
Water Polo 1 1 2
Weightlifting 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 15
Wrestling 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 18
Total events 12 14 12 15 20 18 22 25 23 18 21 17 22 16 32 15 302
Cumulative total 12 26 38 53 73 91 113 138 161 179 200 217 239 255 287 302
July / August 25
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Venues

Olympic Zone

The Olympic Zone will encompass all of the facilities within the 500 acre (2 km²) Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. This park is being developed on existing waste and industrial land, at British national grid reference TQ379849, and will be seven minutes by Olympic Javelin train from central London. The park will contain:

  • Aquatics Centre
  • Basketball Arena
  • BMX Circuit
  • Eton Manor
  • Copper Box
  • London Velodrome
  • Riverbank Arena
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Water Polo Arena

River Zone

The River Zone will feature four main venues in the Thames Gateway area straddling the River Thames:

  • ExCeL
  • Greenwich Park
  • North Greenwich Arena (The O2 arena)
  • Royal Artillery Barracks

Central Zone

The Central Zone will be formed out of all the remaining venues within Greater London. They are quite widely spread across central and west London:

Outside Greater London

Four of the venues will be outside Greater London:

  • Brands Hatch
  • Dorney Lake
  • Hadleigh Farm
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre
  • Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

Football stadia

The earlier stages of the Olympic football competition will be played at football stadia around the United Kingdom shown in the table below. As stated above, the Football final will be at the 90,000 seat Wembley Stadium:

See Also

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.


Preceded by
Vancouver 2010
Olympics
2012
Succeeded by
Sochi 2014
Preceded by
Beijing 2008
Summer Olympics
2012
Succeeded by
Rio de Janeiro 2016
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