Games of the 30 Olympiad,2012
Begin2012-07-27
End2012-08-12
Nations204
Participants10960
Women4846
Events302
CityLondon, United Kingdom
  • 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
1. USA
46
29
29
2. China
38
27
23
29
17
19
4. Russia
24
26
32
5. Korea
13
18
7
6. Germany
11
19
14
7. France
11
11
12
8. Italy
8
9
11
9. Hungary
8
4
5
10. Australia
7
16
12
11. Japan
7
14
17
7
1
5
6
6
8
14. Ukraine
6
5
9
6
2
5
16. Cuba
5
3
6
17. Iran
4
5
3
18. Jamaica
4
4
4
4
3
3
20. DPRK
4
0
2
21. Spain
3
10
4
22. Brazil
3
5
9
3
2
1
24. Ethiopia
3
1
3
25. Croatia
3
1
2
26. Belarus
2
5
5
27. Romania
2
5
2
28. Kenya
2
4
5
29. Denmark
2
4
3
2
2
6
30. Poland
2
2
6
32. Turkey
2
2
1
2
2
0
34. Lithuania
2
1
2
35. Norway
2
1
1
36. Canada
1
5
12
37. Sweden
1
4
3
38. Colombia
1
3
4
39. Georgia
1
3
3
39. Mexico
1
3
3
41. Ireland
1
1
3
42. Argentina
1
1
2
42. Slovenia
1
1
2
42. Serbia
1
1
2
45. Tunisia
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
3
49. Latvia
1
0
1
50. Algeria
1
0
0
50. Bahamas
1
0
0
50. Grenada
1
0
0
50. Uganda
1
0
0
50. Venezuela
1
0
0
55. India
0
2
4
56. Mongolia
0
2
3
57. Thailand
0
2
1
58. Egypt
0
2
0
59. Slovakia
0
1
3
60. Armenia
0
1
2
60. Belgium
0
1
2
60. Finland
0
1
2
63. Bulgaria
0
1
1
63. Estonia
0
1
1
63. Indonesia
0
1
1
63. Malaysia
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
69. Botswana
0
1
0
69. Cyprus
0
1
0
69. Gabon
0
1
0
69. Guatemala
0
1
0
0
1
0
69. Portugal
0
1
0
75. Greece
0
0
2
75. Moldova
0
0
2
75. Qatar
0
0
2
75. Singapore
0
0
2
0
0
1
79. Bahrain
0
0
1
79. Hong Kong
0
0
1
0
0
1
79. Kuwait
0
0
1
79. Morocco
0
0
1
0
0
1
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.
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