Games of the 30 Olympiad,2012
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- Five candidate cities were bidding to host the Olympic games 2012 - Madrid, Spain, London, United Kingdom, New York, USA, Paris, France and Moscow, Russia.
- In July 2005, at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, London was selected as host city of the Games of the 30 Olympiad with 54 votes over Paris (50 votes).
- London, United Kingdom become the first city that will host Olympic games for third time.
London 2012 - Medal Table
Games of the 30 Olympiad,2012 - Some interesting facts
- The Openig ceremony of the Games of the 30 Olympiad began at 20:12 local time at the new 80,000-seat Olympic stadium in Stratford and Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 30th jubilee Olympic Games in London.
- This was the first time in history when women were in each olympic team and competed in all sports.
- Runner from South Africa Oscar Pistorius who use prosthetic limbs, competed in 400 m semifanals and reach men's 4x400m relay final.
- American swimmer Michael Phelps won 4 gold and 2 silver and beat the last Larissa Latynina's 18 medals record with 22 medals.
- Runner from Jamaica Usain Bolt again won all sprint events in athletics.
Games of the XXX Olympiad