Countdown Begins for the Much Awaited London Olympics 2012
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Countdown Begins for the Much Awaited London Olympics 2012

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London, the capital city of United Kingdom in 2012 will be hosting the biggest game of the world- the Olympics. The olympic Games 2012, officially known as the XXX Olympiad are scheduled to take place from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London would have the grand distinction of officially hosting the modern olympic Games three times; the two previous times being in 1908 and in 1948. London successfully competed against Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris after four rounds of voting before being give the honor on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore of being the Olympics host city. Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic champion headed the bidding team. Due to olympic games 2012 london, the city has witnessed a vast array of developmental activities in the past two or three years, particularly themed towards sustainability 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 are the previous venues that would be used again, along with the newer ones, on which work is going on.

olympic games schedule 2012  and dates have been worked out through various deliberations and immense efforts. Work is still on to fine tune the time table.Some of the Muslim representatives from different countries have protested against the dates overlapping with the fasting month of Ramadan, which in 2012 happens to be from 20 July to 19 August and asked for rescheduling. The Olympic Games 2012 in London would be organizing several sporting events such as aquatics, athletics, swimming, archery, lawn tennis, table tennis etc. The Olympic Games 2012 Events would in total have 26 sports and a total of 38 disciplines.  London’s bid had featured 28 sports, alike the other recent Summer Olympics; however, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games two days after  selecting London as the host city. After deciding to drop the two sports, the IOC held a vote on whether or not to replace them.

The Organizers of London Olympics 2012 have estimated that 8 million tickets would be arranged for the Games, and that 1.5 million tickets would be there for the Paralympics Games. The Ticket sign-up programme in Great Britain was launched on 22 March 2010 and the application website was inaugurated on 15 March 2011 until 26 April 2011. Online olympic game tickets and price details are mentioned on the Games website. The ticket prices fall in the range of £20 for many events to £2,012, which would be the highest prices going for the opening ceremony seats.

Logo has been one of the things that had many interested about the London Olympics 2012. Initially two London 2012 logos were considered: one was for the bidding process created by Kino Design and a second was to serve as the brand for the Games themselves. The former one is a ribbon with blue, yellow, black, green, and red stripes winding through the text “LONDON 2012,“ denoting the River Thames in East London. The latter was designed by Wolff Olins and it got unveiled on 4 June 2007 and cost £400,000.This new logo represents graphically the number 2012, with the Olympic Rings fixed within the zero.

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