The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, England, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August, 2012.
London will become the first city to host the modern Olympic games three times, having previously done this in 1908 and 1948.
London was elected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madridand Paris after four rounds of voting. The successful bid was headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe.
Since its selection London seems to change over. For the Olympic games many new venues packed with modern day technology and facilities have been prepared. Many existing world class stadiums and grounds will also be a part of the venues for the summer and para Olympics 2012.
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Some of this venues are Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, Wimbledon All England Club, Lord’s Cricket Ground, The O2 Arena, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, and the Excel Centre.
From transport to infrastructure,from technology to security everything seems to be right on the way to make this games a huge success. a little detail of the games are
|Host city||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Nations participating||131 (qualified)
|Athletes participating||10,500 (estimated)|
|Events||302 in 26 sports|
|Opening ceremony||27 July|
|Closing ceremony||12 August|
The total budget of the games is estimated about £5.3 billion which will include transport,financing,infrastructure and development,broadcasting etc . To help fund the cost of staging the games the London Olympic organisers have agreed partnership deals with major companies. The companies have signed up into four categories, worldwide, tier one, tier two and tier three. Organisers estimate that some 8 million tickets would be available for the Olympic Games.
MASCOTS : The official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on 19 May 2010; this marks the second time (after Vancouver) that both Olympic and Paralympic mascots were unveiled at the same time. Wenlock and Mandeville are animations depicting two drops of steel from a steelworks in Bolton.
They are named Wenlock, after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock, which held a forerunner of the current Olympic Games, and Mandeville, after Stoke Mandeville, a village in Buckinghamshire where a forerunner to theParalympic Games were first held.
At least One athlete of 132 nations have qualified for the Olympics, the total number of athletes are around 10,500 as estimated.
The Olympic Park will incorporate 45 hectares of wildlife habitat, with a total of 525 bird boxes, and 150 bat boxes. Local waterways and riverbanks are to be enhanced as part of the process.
Renewable energy will also feature at the Olympics. It was originally planned to provide 20% of the energy for the Olympic Park and Village from renewable technologies; however, this may now be as little as 9%. Proposals to meet the original target included large-scale on-site wind turbines and hydroelectric generators in the River Thames. However, these plans were scrapped for safety reasons.The focus has since moved to installing solar panels on some buildings, and providing the opportunity to recover energy from waste.