What happened at the 2012 Summer Olympics?
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.
What were the 6 events at the Olympic Games?
The athletes competed in 43 events covering athletics (track and field), cycling, swimming, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, fencing, shooting, and tennis. A festive atmosphere prevailed as foreign athletes were greeted with parades and banquets.
What are the five events in the Olympics?
Sports of the Olympic Games Only five sports have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics and Swimming.
What can athletes throw farthest?
The men’s hammer weighs 7.26 kg and measures 121.3 cm in length, and the women’s hammer weighs 4 kg and 119.4 cm in length. The winner is the athlete who can throw the hammer the farthest. Hammer throw was NOT a sport at the Ancient Games.
Where did London win the right to host the 2012 Olympics?
The final two contenders 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 to 50. Tragically, the celebrations in London were short-lived, being overshadowed by bombings on London’s transport system less than 24 hours after the announcement.
What are some historical events that happened in 2012?
Historical Events for the Year 2012. 13th January » The passenger cruise ship ‘Costa Concordia’ Costa Concordia disaster named sinks off the coast of Italy. There are 31 confirmed deaths with one still missing, Russel Rebello, amongst the 4232 passengers and crew. 14th January » The Pirate Party of Greece is founded,…
Who was eliminated from the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two contenders 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 to 50.
Who was the director of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle, received widespread acclaim throughout the world, particular praise from the British public and a minority of widely ranging criticisms from some social media sites. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, winning his 22nd medal.