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2012 London Olympics
The 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS, formally the GAMES OF THE XXX OLYMPIAD and commonly known as LONDON 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
, as governed by the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC). It took place in London and to a lesser extent across the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
from 25 July to 12 August 2012. The first event, the group stage in women\'s football began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
Cardiff
, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated
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2012 Summer Olympics Medal Table
The 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS MEDAL TABLE is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
in London
London
, the capital of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Approximately 10,800 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 sports. Of the 204 NOCs participating, 85 received at least one medal; 55 won at least one gold medal. Athletes from the United States won the most gold medals, with 46, and the most overall, with 103. Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin
Missy Franklin
won the most gold medals at the games with four each. Phelps also won the greatest number of medals overall winning six in total. Bahrain , Botswana , Cyprus , Gabon , Grenada (a gold medal), Guatemala , and Montenegro won their first Olympic medals
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List Of 2012 Summer Olympics Medal Winners
The 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, were held in London
London
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, from 25 July 2012 to 12 August 2012. Approximately 10,500 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 sports. Bahrain , Botswana , Cyprus , Gabon , Grenada , Guatemala and Montenegro each won their first Olympic medal ever, with Grenada's being gold
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World And Olympic Records Set At The 2012 Summer Olympics
A number of WORLD RECORDS and OLYMPIC RECORDS were set in various events at the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
in London
London
. 32 world records were broken in eight sports. The largest number of world records was set in swimming, with eight. China, Great Britain and the United States set the most records, with five each
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2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Flag Bearers
During the CLOSING CEREMONY of the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
in London
London
, the FLAG BEARERS of 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) arrived into the main Olympic Stadium . The flag bearers from each participating country entered the stadium informally in single file, and behind them marched all the athletes without any distinction or grouping by nationality. The blending of all the athletes is a tradition that dates from the 1956 Summer Olympics
1956 Summer Olympics
, after a suggestion by Australian-born British student John Ian Wing , who thought it would be a way of bringing the athletes of the world together as "one nation." The flags of each country were not necessarily carried by the same flag bearer as in the opening ceremony
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Chronological Summary Of The 2012 Summer Olympics
This page contains a chronological summary of major events from the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
in London
London
. All times are in British Summer Time
British Summer Time
(UTC+1 )
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2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games took place on the evening of Friday 27 July in the Olympic Stadium , London
London
. As mandated by the Olympic Charter , the proceedings combined the formal ceremonial opening of this international sporting event (including welcoming speeches, hoisting of the flags and the parade of athletes) with an artistic spectacle to showcase the host nation's culture. The 2012 Games were formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
. The spectacle was entitled ISLES OF WONDER and directed by Academy Award
Academy Award
-winning British film director Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
. Prior to London
London
2012 there had been considerable apprehension about Britain 's ability to stage an opening ceremony that could reach the standard set at the Beijing
Beijing
Summer Games of 2008
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Venues Of The 2012 Summer Olympics And Paralympics
The 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS VENUES were mostly located in the host city of London
London
, though some other events required facilities located elsewhere. Between the successful bid and the Olympics and Paralympics themselves, several details and venues changed. CONTENTS* 1 Sporting venues * 1.1 Naming * 1.2 Olympic Park Zone * 1.3 River Zone * 1.4 Central Zone * 1.5 Outside Greater London
London
* 1.6 Football stadiums * 2 The Olympic and Paralympic village * 3 Transport and infrastructure * 4 Changes to the original bid * 5 References * 6 External links SPORTING VENUESThe 2012 Games used a mixture of newly built venues, existing facilities and temporary facilities, some of them in well known locations such as Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade
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2012 Summer Olympics Torch Relay
The 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS TORCH RELAY was run from 19 May until 27 July, prior to the London
London
2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
. The torch bearer selection process was announced on 18 May 2011. As well as touring the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
the schedule included the three crown dependencies of Jersey
Jersey
, Guernsey
Guernsey
and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
, and also the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

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London 2012 (video Game)
LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME is the official Olympic video game of the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
in London
London
. It was published by Sega and developed by Sega Studios Australia , making this the first Olympics title to be developed in-house by Sega
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Wenlock And Mandeville
WENLOCK AND MANDEVILLE were the official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
Paralympics
in London
London
. They were created by Iris, a London-based creative agency. The mascots were unveiled on 19 May 2010, marking the second time (after Vancouver 's Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Mukmuk ) that both Olympic and Paralympic mascots were unveiled at the same time. CONTENTS* 1 Characteristics * 1.1 Wenlock * 1.2 Mandeville * 2 Animated shorts * 3 Comic strip * 4 Reception * 5 Character appearances * 6 References * 7 External links CHARACTERISTICSAccording to the associated (fictional) storyline by Michael Morpurgo , they were formed from the last girder of the Olympic Stadium. Their skins are made of highly polished steel allowing them to reflect the personalities and appearances of the people they meet
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International Olympic Committee
Coordinates : 46°31′5″N 6°35′49″E / 46.51806°N 6.59694°E / 46.51806; 6.59694 International
International
Olympic Committee Comité International
International
Olympique MOTTO Citius, Altius, Fortius (
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British Olympic Association
Also includes the following territories and dependencies: Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Jersey
Jersey
Guernsey
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Cardiff
CARDIFF (/ˈkɑːrdɪf/ ( listen ); Welsh : Caerdydd (info ) ) is the capital and largest city in Wales
Wales
and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. The city is the country's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales
Wales
. The unitary authority area 's mid-2011 population was estimated to be 346,100, while the population of the Larger Urban Zone was estimated at 861,400 in 2009. The Cardiff
Cardiff
metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales, with a mid-2011 population estimate of about 1,100,000 people. Cardiff
Cardiff
is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales
Wales
with 18.3 million visitors in 2010
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National Olympic Committee
A NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (NOC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee , NOCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Olympic Games . They may nominate cities within their respective areas as candidates for future Olympic Games. NOCs also promote the development of athletes and training of coaches and officials at a national level within their geographies
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Sebastian Coe
SEBASTIAN NEWBOLD COE, BARON COE, CH , KBE , FRIBA (born 29 September 1956), often referred to as SEB COE or LORD COE, is a British politician and former track and field athlete. As a middle-distance runner , Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres
1500 metres
gold medal at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in 1980 and 1984 . He set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle-distance track events – including, in 1979, setting three world records in the space of 41 days – and the world record he set in the 800 metres in 1981 remained unbroken until 1997. Coe's rivalries with fellow Britons Steve Ovett and Steve Cram
Steve Cram
dominated middle-distance racing for much of the 1980s
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