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323/365 – 2012 Summer Olympics

Host city: London, England, United Kingdom

Motto: Inspire a Generation Nations

participating: 205

Athletes participating: 10,500 (estimated)

Events: 302 in 26 sports

Opening ceremony: 27 July

Closing ceremony: 12 August

Stadium: Olympic Stadium

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012 (for example on the official logo), are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating bids from Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris.

London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.

Construction has involved considerable redevelopment, particularly themed towards sustainability. The main focus of this is a new 200 hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford in the east of London.

The Games also make use of many venues which were already in place before the bid.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics

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