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Encyclopedia > 2012 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXX Olympiad

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Host city London, United Kingdom
Nations participating 204 (initial estimates by LOCOG)
Athletes participating 10,250 (approximate)
Events 300 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony July 27
Closing ceremony August 12
Stadium Olympic Stadium

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are due to be celebrated in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Montreals Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... The London Olympic Stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2012 Summer Olympics. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


London will become the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... There have been two London Olympics (London hosting the Olympic Games), in 1908 and 1948, with a third scheduled for 2012. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. ...

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The bidding process

Logo used for the bidding process

By the bid submission deadline of 15 July 2003, nine cities had submitted bids to host the 2012 Olympics. These cities were Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted nine cities as applicants to bid on hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links London-2012-logo. ... Image File history File links London-2012-logo. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ...


On 18 May 2004, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as a result of a scored technical evaluation, reduced the number of cities to five: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, and Paris. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...


By 19 November 2004 all five candidate cities had submitted their candidate file to the International Olympic Committee. The IOC inspection team visited the five candidate cities during February and March of 2005. The Paris bid suffered two set-backs during the IOC inspection visit: a number of strikes and demonstrations coinciding with the visits and a report coming out that Guy Drut, one of the key members of the Paris bid team and IOC member, would face charges over alleged corrupt political party finances.[1] is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Guy Drut (born December 6, 1950) is an Olympic champion and politician who won gold at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal in the 110m hurdles. ...


On 6 June 2005 the International Olympic Committee released its evaluation reports for the five candidate cities. Although these reports did not contain any scores or rankings, the evaluation report for Paris was considered the most positive, now followed closely by London which had narrowed down most of the gap observed by the initial evaluation in 2004 regarding Paris. Also New York and Madrid obtained very positive evaluation reports.[2] is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...


Throughout the process and up to the vote at the 117th IOC Session, Paris was widely seen as the favourite to win the nomination, particularly as this was its third bid in recent history. Originally London was seen lagging Paris by considerable margin, however this started to improve with the appointment of Sebastian Coe as new head of London 2012 on 19 May 2004. In late August 2004 some reports started emerging predicting a London and Paris tie in the 2012 bid.[3] In the final run-up to the 117th IOC Session, London and Paris appeared to be increasingly in a neck-to-neck race. On 1 July 2005 Jacques Rogge, when asked who the winner would be, told the assembled press: "I cannot predict it since I don't know how the IOC members will vote. But my gut feeling tells me that it will be very close. Perhaps it will come down to a difference of say ten votes, or maybe less". Tight security was highly visible during the 117th IOC Session. ... Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe KBE (born 29 September 1956 in Chiswick, London) is a politician and former top-level athlete from England. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Tight security was highly visible during the 117th IOC Session. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jacques Rogge Count Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942 in Ghent, Belgium) is by profession an orthopedic surgeon. ...


On 6 July 2005, the final selection was announced at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, where the 117th IOC Session was held. Here British Prime Minister Tony Blair was the only leader of the five candidate cities' countries to make a personal lobby (he had also been the only one to attend the 2004 Olympics).[4] Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two cities left in contention 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, defeating Paris's 50. Various French publications blamed the Paris loss on French President Jacques Chirac's statements before the vote that "We can't trust people [the British] who have such bad food. After Finland, it's the country with the worst food."[5] Two current members of the International Olympic Committee are from Finland. Several other news sources cited Bertrand Delanoë's complaint regarding Tony Blair's secret late night meetings with numerous (African) IOC representatives as having a more significant impact on final vote.[6] When reporting London's win, many British news programmes showed the footage of London's win being announced in Paris, where a large crowd had gathered expecting a French win. However, the celebrations in London were overshadowed when London's transport system was attacked less than 24 hours after the announcement. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Interior view of Raffles City Shopping Centre Raffles City is a large complex located in the Civic District within the Downtown Core of the city-state of Singapore. ... Tight security was highly visible during the 117th IOC Session. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... // Current Members of the International Olympic Committee Honorary Members of the International Olympic Committee Former Members of the International Olympic Committee Categories: Olympics ... The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ...


In December 2005 it was alleged by Alex Gilady, a senior IOC official, that London had only won the right to host the Olympics because of a voting error. A London 2012 spokesman dismissed this, saying "At the end of the day, it was a secret ballot. This is the opinion of one individual. The result is what matters and we are not going to be drawn into speculation."[7]

2012 Summer Olympics bidding results
City NOC R1 R2 R3 R4
London Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 22 27 39 54
Paris Flag of France France 21 25 33 50
Madrid Flag of Spain Spain 20 32 31 -
New York City Flag of the United States United States 19 16 - -
Moscow Flag of Russia Russia 15 - - -

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Olympic development and preparation

2012 Summer Olympics
IOC BOA LOCOG ODA

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Developments since the 2005 bid

The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games was created to oversee the staging of the Games after the success of the bid, and held their first board meeting on 7 October 2005. The committee, chaired by Lord Coe, is in charge of implementing and staging the games, while the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is in charge of the construction of the venues and infrastructure. London 2012 logo The 2012 Summer Olympic developments built on the successful London bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. ... A company called LOCOG - the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games - was established in August 2005 to organise, publicise, and stage the 2012 Olympic Games in London. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe KBE (born 29 September 1956 in Chiswick, London) is a politician and former top-level athlete from England. ... The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the body responsible for ensuring delivery of venues, infrastructure and legacy for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. ...


The Government Olympic Executive (GOE), a unit within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is the lead Government body for coordinating the London 2012 Olympics. The GOE reports through the DCMS Permanent Secretary to the Minister for the Olympics, Paralympics and London, Tessa Jowell. It focuses on oversight of the Games and the 2012 legacy before and after the Games that will benefit London and the UK. DCMS Logo DCMS headquarters in Cockspur Street The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... Tessa Jowell (born September 17, 1947 in London) is a British politician who is Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for the Olympics, following the selection of London to host the 2012 Olympic Games. ...


Various aspects of the Games have developed since the time of the initial bid.


Venues and infrastructure

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will use a mixture of new venues, existing and historic facilities, and temporary facilities, some of them in well-known locations such as Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade. In the wake of the problems that plagued the Millennium Dome, the intention is that there would be no white elephants after the Games and a 2012 legacy will be delivered. Some of the new facilities will be reused in their Olympic form, while others, including the 80,000 seater main stadium[8], would be reduced in size and several would be relocated elsewhere in the UK. The plans are part of the regeneration of Stratford in east London which will be the site of the Olympic Park, and of the neighbouring Lower Lea Valley. The 2012 Summer Olympic venues are mostly located in the host town of London, though some other events require facilities located elsewhere. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... Horse Guards Parade, London Horse Guards Parade is a large parade ground off Whitehall in central London. ... This article is about the Millennium Dome before its redevelopment and renaming to The O2 in 2005. ... For other uses, see White elephant (disambiguation). ... , Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... The London Olympic Park, is a new sporting complex to be built in Stratford for the 2012 Summer Olympics. ... The Lower Lea Valley is the area surrounding the River Lea (or Lee), which runs along the boundary of the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham and into the River Thames. ...


However, this has required the compulsory purchase of some business properties, which are being demolished to make way for Olympic venues and infrastructure improvements. This has caused controversy, with some of the affected proprietors claiming that the compensation offered is inadequate. In addition, concerns about the development's potential impact on the future of the century-old Manor Garden Allotments have inspired a community campaign, and the demolition of the Clays Lane housing estate was strongly opposed by tenants. Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner... Manor Garden Allotments (as they generally known) are allotment gardens occupying 4. ... The Clays Lane Estate was a housing estate in Stratford, East London, and the UK’s largest (and Europes second largest) purpose built housing cooperative. ...


The majority of venues have been divided into three zones within Greater London: the Olympic Zone, the River Zone and the Central Zone. In addition to these are those venues that, by necessity, are outside the boundaries of Greater London, such as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the Isle of Portland in Dorset (which will host the sailing events) and other stadia across the UK, such as Cardiff's £1.4billion international sports village currently under construction. Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is a centre for the sport of sailing on the south coast of England. ... The Isle of Portland is a long by wide limestone island in the English Channel. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... Cardiff International Sports Village (also known as the Cardiff Sports Village or the ISV) is located in Cardiff Bay in the city of Cardiff, Wales. ...


Public transport

Public transport, an aspect of the bid which scored poorly in the IOC's initial evaluation, needs to see numerous improvements, including the expansion of the London Underground's East London Line, upgrades to the Docklands Light Railway and the North London Line, and the new "Javelin" high-speed rail service, using Hitachi 'bullet' trains. Mass transit redirects here. ... The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. ... London Transport Portal The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ... London Transport Portal The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. ... A North London Line train pulls into Stratford station during the morning rush Geographical map of the North London Line Line map of the North London Line showing connections and zones A North London Line train at North Woolwich station The North London Line is a railway line through northern... The Olympic Javelin is a proposed high-speed train network announced as part of the London 2012 Olympic bid. ...


They also plan to have 80% of athletes travel less than 20 minutes to their event. The Park would be served by 10 separate railway lines with a combined capacity of 240,000 passengers per hour. Park and ride schemes also feature amongst the many plans aimed at reducing traffic levels during the games.


Concerns have been expressed at the logistics of spectators travelling to the venues outside London. In particular, the sailing events on Portland are in an area with no direct motorway connection, and with local roads that are heavily congested by existing tourist traffic in the summer. There is also only limited scope for extra services on the South Western Main Line beyond Southampton, without new infrastructure. Games organisers say that having analysed past Games sailing events, they would expect fewer spectators than have attended recent events such as the Carnival and Tall Ships Race. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is a centre for the sport of sailing on the south coast of England. ... The South Western Main Line is the railway line from London Waterloo to Weymouth on the Dorset coast. ...


Financing

The costs of mounting the Games are separate to those for building the venues and infrastructure, and redeveloping the land for the Olympic Park. While the Games are privately funded, the venues and Park costs are met largely by public money.


On 15 March 2007 Tessa Jowell announced to the House of Commons a budget of £5.3 billion to cover building the venues and infrastructure for the Games, at the same time announcing the wider regeneration budget for the Lower Lea Valley budget at £1.7 billion. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Tessa Jowell (born September 17, 1947 in London) is a British politician who is Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for the Olympics, following the selection of London to host the 2012 Olympic Games. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin...


On top of this, she announced various other costs including an overall additional contingency fund of £2.7 billion, security and policing costs of £600 million, VAT of £800 million and elite sport and Paralympic funding of nearly £400 million. According to these figures, the total for the Games and the regeneration of the East London area, is £9.345 billion. Mayor Ken Livingstone pledged the Games Organising Committee would make a profit.[9] Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born June 17, 1945) became Mayor of London on the creation of the post in 2000 having previously been Labour Leader of the Greater London Council from 1981 until it was abolished in 1986. ...


The costs for staging the Games (£2 billion) are funded from the private sector by a combination of sponsorship, merchandising, ticketing and broadcast rights. This budget is raised and managed by the London 2012 Organising Committee. According to Games organisers, the funding for this budget broadly breaks down as:

On August 18, 2007 The Belfast Telegraph reported that the right to stage the Olympic Games becoming more muted as realisation dawns on the public of the enormous costs involved in creating facilities for the athletes.[10] Grassroot sport cuts will fund Olympics, government figures suggested on August 19, 2007.[11] A play here! sign outside a newsagent, incorporating the National Lotterys logo of a stylised hand with crossed fingers which emulates a smiling face. ... Ken Livingstone, the current Mayor of London The Mayor of London is an elected politician in London, United Kingdom. ... The London Development Agency is an agency of the Greater London Authority that is responsible for development in Greater London. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Belfast Telegraph is a daily evening newspaper published in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Independent News and Media. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On December 10, 2007 Tessa Jowell announced confirmation of the budget announced earlier in 2007. In June 2007, the Ministerial Funders’ Group - established to manage the allocation of contingency to the ODA within the overall budget - met and agreed a first allocation of contingency to the ODA, being £360m out of the £500m of initial contingency announced in March, to enable the ODA to manage early cost pressures. is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Following its second meeting on 26 November 2007, the Funders’ Group has now agreed a baseline budget and scope proposed by the ODA. The total budgeted base cost to be met by the public sector funding package remains at £6.090bn including tax and excluding general programme contingency as announced in March. This includes the allocation to the ODA of the remaining £140m from the initial £500m contingency announced in March. [12]


Partners

To help fund the cost of the games the London Olympic organisers have agreed partnership deals with major companies. "Tier One" partners already announced include Lloyds TSB, EDF Energy and adidas — who announced the deal on the popular website YouTube.[13] Lloyds TSB Group plc is a group of financial services companies, based in the United Kingdom, which was created in 1995 following the merger of the TSB Group and the Lloyds Bank Group. ... EDF Energy is an energy company that provides gas and electricity to homes throughout the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the company. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


Ticketing

Organisers estimate that some eight million tickets would be available for the Olympic Games, and 1.6 million tickets for the Paralympic Games. They will be going on sale in 2011, with at least 50% of these priced under £20. To reduce traffic, ticketholders would be entitled to free use of London's public transportation network on the day of the event.[14] It is estimated that 82% of available Olympic tickets and 63% of Paralympic tickets will be sold. There will also be free events: for example, the marathon and road cycling.


Scheduling controversy

Some representatives of Muslim countries have complained that the month of Ramadan, which will occur from 21 July to 20 August in 2012, and the 2012 Games will run concurrently. During Ramadan, Muslims are to fast from sunrise to sunset, which may put Muslim athletes at a disadvantage during the Games. Some Muslims have called for the Olympics to be rescheduled outside this period.[15] There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This article is about religious observances during the month of Ramadan. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Logo

The paralympics logo and the different official colour combinations for the main logo

There have been two London 2012 logos: one for the bidding process created by Kino Design and a second as the brand for the Games themselves. The latter, designed by Wolff Olins, was unveiled on 4 June 2007 and cost £1.2 million. [16] This new logo is a stylised representation of the number 2012, with the Olympic Rings embedded within the zero.[17] The logo is available in a number of colours, and for the first time, the same logo is to be used for both the Olympic and Paralympic games.[18] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Among the recognizable Olympic symbols: The Olympic flag: A white flag with the Olympic Rings on it in five colours. ...


London 2012 has stated that the new logo is aimed at reaching young people. Sebastian Coe stated that it builds upon everything that the organising committee has said "about reaching out and engaging young people, which is where our challenge is over the next five years". One observer, a managing director of an advertising agency, noted that the logo bore a strong resemblance to the logo for children's television programme Tiswas, commenting that appealing to young people is difficult, and that they will see right through attempts to patronise them.[19] Tiswas was an anarchic Saturday morning childrens British TV show which ran from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982. ...

One of many alternate logos proposed by the public after the selection of the official logo. Featuring elements from the London Underground logo.

Early public reaction to the logo, as measured by a poll on the BBC website, was largely negative: more than 80% of votes gave the logo the lowest possible rating.[20] Several newspapers have run their own logo competitions, displaying alternative submissions from their readers. The Sun displayed a design by a macaque monkey.[21]. It was widely commented that the logo resembles an image of the cartoon character Lisa Simpson performing fellatio[22] and others have complained that it looks like a distorted Swastika.[23] The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... Type species Simia inuus Linnaeus, 1758 = Simia sylvanus Linnaeus, 1758 Species See text. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Fellatio is oral sex performed upon the male human penis. ... This article is about the symbol. ...


A segment of animated footage released at the same time as the logo was reported to trigger seizures in a small number of people with photosensitive epilepsy. The charity Epilepsy Action received telephone calls from people who had had seizures after watching the sequence on TV. In response, a short segment was removed from the London 2012 website.[24] Ken Livingstone, the London Mayor, said that the company who designed the film should not be paid for what he called a "catastrophic mistake".[25] Photosensitive epilepsy is a form of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold, regular patterns, or regular moving patterns. ... Epilepsy Action is a UK based charity providing information, advice and support for people with epilepsy. ... This article is about the medical condition. ... Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born June 17, 1945) became Mayor of London on the creation of the post in 2000 having previously been Labour Leader of the Greater London Council from 1981 until it was abolished in 1986. ...


However, some people praised the logo for being "different", "dynamic" and "unexpected". BBC Sport acknowledged that "London 2012’s new logo has got the country talking", and compared the innovative design to that of the logos of Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972.[26] Others described the logo as being "something different and something well thought out for long-term relevance", and anticipated it would "become a source of pride for London and the Games."[27] The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ...


Sports

The 2012 Summer Olympic programme features 29 sports and a total of 39 disciplines. The 2012 Paralympic Games programme has 20 sports and 21 disciplines. London's bid featured 28 sports, in line with other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games two days after it selected London as the host city. The IOC reinforced their decision to drop both sports during the Turin Games after they lost votes for reconsideration. They will be Olympic sports for the last time at Beijing in 2008. This article is about the sport. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in...


The Guardian newspaper reported on 28 October 2005 that open-air swimming disciplines will be added to the Beijing and London Olympic schedules. The paper also reported that women's boxing may be added to London; the IOC confirmed that women's boxing would not be included in Beijing because they "did not feel it merited inclusion in 2008".[28] For other uses, see Guardian. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Archery: Lord´s Cricket Grounds.
  • Athletics (track and field): Olympic Stadium.
  • Badminton:Greenwich Arena
  • Basketball Basketball Arena (north from Olympic Stadium) in the Olympic Park and and North Greenwich Arena.
  • Boxing:ExCeL London near London City Airport in east London’s Royal Victoria Dock.
  • Canoe/kayak (disciplines: canoe/kayak flatwater and canoe/kayak slalom): Broxbourne, Lea Valley Country Park in Hertfordshire, 30km north of the Olympic Village.
  • Cycling (disciplines: road cycling, track cycling, mountain bike, Skateboarding[29] and BMX racing): Regent´s Park. VeloPark in the borth of the Olympic Park and Weald Country Park.
  • Diving: Aquatic Center in the Olympic Park.
  • Equestrianism (Eventing, Dressage, Jumping): Greenwich Park
  • Fencing: Fencing Hall at the Olympic Park.
  • Football
  • Gymnastics (disciplines: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining): Greenwich and North Greenwich Arenas
  • Handball: Handball Arena in the west of the Olympic Park.
  • Field hockey: Hockey Centre in north west of the Olympic Park
  • Judo:ExCeL London is situated near London City Airport in east London’s Royal Victoria Dock.
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  • Sailing:The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, England’s south coast.
  • Shooting: Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich Common in south east London, close to World Heritage Site of Greenwich Park.
  • Swimming: Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park.
  • Synchronised swimming
  • Table tennis:ExCeL London is situated near London City Airport in east London’s Royal Victoria Dock.
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  • Tennis: Wimbledon
  • Triathlon: Hyde Park.
  • Volleyball (Indoor and Beach): Indoor Earls Courts Beach Horse Guards Parade in Downing Street and across St James’ Park from Buckingham Palace.
  • Water polo
  • Weightlifting:ExCeL London is situated near London City Airport in east London’s Royal Victoria Dock.
  • Wrestling (Graeco-Roman and Freestyle):ExCeL London is situated near London City Airport in east London’s Royal Victoria Dock.

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Broadcasting

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  • In the United States, NBC Universal, including NBC and various cable properties. Some online webcasts may also be available. As with the 2008 Summer Olympics, it is likely that some events will be scheduled so that they air in timeslots favourable to NBC, which pays the highest TV rights fee of any broadcaster in the world.
  • In Australia, the Nine Network in joint partnership with subscription television partner Foxtel according to the IOC "will deliver the most comprehensive coverage of the Olympics ever seen on free-to-air and subscription television in Australia".

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See also

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CNN.com - London wins 2012 Olympics - Jul 6, 2005 (1068 words)
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge made the announcement after IOC members voted 54-50 to eliminate the French capital in the fourth and final round of secret ballots Wednesday in Singapore.
"The International Olympic Committee has the honor of announcing that the Games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of London," Rogge declared after opening a sealed envelope containing the result.
The five cities bidding to host the 2012 Summer Games delivered their final presentations ahead of the vote.
London 2012 News (1792 words)
Interest in sponsoring the London 2012 Olympics has been so strong that companies are reportedly prepared to pay around £100 million to become official partners, double the original estimate.
London's hopes of bidding for the 2012 Olympic Games have received a timely boost after new research revealed seven out of 10 Londoners believed there would be long-term social benefits to hosting the event.
The possibility of London bidding to host the 2012 Olympic Games has taken a step nearer to realisation after the UK government's Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown was reported to be in favour of the bid.
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