When did the London 2012 Olympics take place?
Alternative Title: Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in London that took place July 27–August 12, 2012. The London Games were the 27th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. London 2012 Olympic Games poster
Who was the director of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?
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.
Who was eliminated from the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50.
Who was the winner of the 2012 Olympic wrestling?
Cuba’s Mijaín López (in red) defeating Heiki Nabi of Estonia to win a gold medal in 120-kg Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Who are the host cities for the 2012 Summer Olympics?
By 15 July 2003, the deadline for interested cities to submit bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), nine cities had submitted bids to host the 2012 Summer Olympics: Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro.
What was the total number of medals won in the 2012 Olympics?
The Games also made use of venues that already existed before the bid. The United States topped the medal table, winning the most gold medals (46) and the highest number of medals overall (104); China finished second with a total of 91 medals (38 gold) and Great Britain came third with 65 medals overall (29 gold).
Who was the gymnast in the 2012 Olympics?
Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Brazil and South Korea won their first gold medal in the discipline in the history of the Summer Olympic Games, at these games Yevgeniya Kanayeva of Russia marked history by becoming the first back-to-back Olympic champion at the individual all-around in rhythmic gymnastics.
Who are the women cyclists in London 2012?
London 2012 Olympic women’s road cycling competitionMarianne Vos (left) of the Netherlands beating Britain’s Elizabeth Armitstead (right) and Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya (centre) to the finish of the women’s race in the London 2012 Olympic Games road cycling competition.Ian Langsdon—EPA/Alamy.
Why was there four years between the Olympic Games?
The popularity of the games was so great that the four-year period between games, known as an Olympiad, became a means of recording time. Like almost all other ancient Greek sporting festivals, the Olympic Games were part of a religious festival.
Where did the Olympics take place in London?
London United Kingdom England London 2012 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in London that took place July 27–August 12, 2012. The London Games were the 27th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. In 2012 London became the first city to host the modern Games three times, having previously been the site of the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games.
How does the IOC choose the Olympic Games?
The IOC decides on the sports to include in the Olympics. It also chooses the cities that will host the Games. For example, London was chosen to host the Summer Olympics in 2012. In addition to the IOC, each country has its own national Olympic committee. The flag of the Olympic Games has five linked rings on a white background.