As the London 2012 Summer Olympics approached, the tide of scepticism seemed almost irreversible. There was the heavy-handed sponsorship, the draconian security, the ticketing problems, the ballooning budget, and the lurking fear that the Opening Ceremony might be, in director Danny Boyle's pungent description, 'shite'.
London was chosen over Birmingham to represent Great Britain's bid by the British Olympic Association.. 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.
25/05/2022 · The report is the first-ever official inventory of the post-Games use of Olympic venues. It tracks the status of 817 permanent and 106 temporary venues, at 51 summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games, from Athens 1896 to PyeongChang 2018. The report has been assured by third party KPMG, according to the audit standard ISAE 3000.
Since 1994, the Olympic Games have alternated between a summer and winter edition every two years within the four-year period of each Olympiad. Each edition of the Olympic Games is organised by a different host. Hosting duties are entrusted in principle to a city.
27/07/2012 · The London 2012 Games included a four-year Cultural Olympiad. It reached a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012, starting a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK, as the Olympic and Paralympic spirit crossed the world once again. Sports: 26 sports, featuring 39 disciplines. Venues: 34
Football at the Games of the XXX Olympiad Football pictogram for the 2012 Summer Olympics Event details Games 2012 Summer Olympics Host country United Kingdom Dates 25 July – 11 August 2012 Venues 6 (in 6 host cities) Competitors 467 from 24 nations Men's tournament Teams 16 (from 6 confederations) Medalists Gold Mexico Silver Brazil Bronze South Korea Women's tournament Teams 12 (from 6 ...
Nine cities submitting bids to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics were recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Committee shortlisted five of them— London , Madrid , Moscow , New York City , and Paris —from which London eventually prevailed; thus becoming the first city to host the Olympic Games for a third time .