The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. London was elected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris after four rounds of voting. The successful bid was headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe. The Olympics prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which the games are to be held – particularly themed towards sustainability – while the budgetary considerations have generated some criticism.
A site entirely dedicated to the Olympic marathons The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, Great Britain from July 27 to August 12, 2012. The athletes will compete in 26 sports and a total of 39 disciplines. The Olympic games were awarded to London after an exhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 6, 2005. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.
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55,000Number of seats left over after the London Olympics. 10,000Tonnes of steel in London's stadium - it is the lightest Olympic stadium yet. 7,500Number of seats in Chicago's Washington Park stadium after the games, if it wins the bid. $0 Cost to the public purse of Chicago's bid. It is funded by the private sector.