London Olympics 2012 Locations
London Olympics 2012 Locations
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27th July to 12th August 2012.
London will host the Olympic Games for the third time after previous games in 1908 and 1948. This makes London the first city to host the modern Olympics for a third time. The games are expected to be close to downtown London around 20 min from 80% of the sporting events.
26 sports with a total of 39 disciplines feature in the 2012 London Games. The Olympic Village will be based in Stratford, including the newly built Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Hockey Centre, Velodrome and a BMX track.
Here is where you can see webcams of the London Olympic locations.
Britain's tallest sculpture - the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor - is the centrepiece of London's Olympic Park.
At 115 metres high, it will be 22 metres higher than New York's Statue of Liberty
The breathtaking sculpture, the tallest in the UK, will consist of a continuous looping lattice of tubular steel. Standing at a gigantic 115m, it will be 22m taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York and offer unparalleled views of the entire 250 acres of the Olympic Park and London's skyline from special viewing platforms. The basic structure is a square rotated in space at 45 degrees.
The Orbit's design was unveiled on 31st March 2010 by Mayor Boris Johnson and Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal.
To the right is the clear version of the official logo. There are four official base colours, and another version of the logo for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.
The Paralympics logo [mixed colours left] incorporating the four different official colour combinations, is underneath.
There may never be another photo like this one!
A full moon made for a beautiful sixth Olympic ring on Friday night, when a Reuters photographer snapped a breathtaking picture of the moon positioned between a large set of Olympic rings hanging from the top of London's Tower Bridge.
Photographer Luke MacGregor also snapped photos with the moon positioned between one of the rings and hovering above and below the famed London span.
The pictures provided an opportunity to crack a few jokes about the IOC and its stringent policies that prohibit illicit use of the rings.. In this case, the moon should be expecting a cease and desist letter from the IOC for infringing upon its trademark.
Neil Armstrong will also be named in the suit.
Will and Guy's Selection of Ten Olympic Trivia and Interesting Facts
Two more for luck:
It was announced to gathered dignitaries, from across the World,
The crowd erupted, in rapturous applause,
The following day, they held a meeting,
He scratched his head, and thought a while,
They decided on a bit of waste ground,
Seb said the job was a Marathon task,
So, taking a Leap into the unknown,
From the waste land grew an enormous structure,
They designed a hall for the cycling,
So Paddy asked his friend Ahmed, if he wanted a job,
They dug a big hole for the swimming pool,
They decided against the scaffold plank for diving,
They thought about the rowing course,
The athletes would need somewhere to stay for the time
They'd want shops and supplies to cater for their needs,
They'd want bedrooms and living quarters, to get their rest,
Then a carpenter knocked up a couple of blocks,
"Wer'e going to want to sell brochures," someone said,
Seb Coe took a look at the progress,
Now, the Irish are brilliant workers,
They started to dig with great vigour,
"What will you do with all the rocks you dug out?"
Now the site is finished, bar the shouting !
Inspected at every opportunity,
Seb went back to his boss, with a final report,
"Well done Lord Coe" was the combined remark,
Now the Country waits the arrival of the teams
Paddy scratched his head on his way home that night,
As Lord Coe pondered this final suggestion,
"Wait...don't open it yet" said Paddy,
Then, remembering the gift, he untied the ribbon,
Olympic poem kindly sent in by Jim Bell
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