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  • 2. OBJECTIVES To know what exactly Modern Olympics means To know the details about London Olympics 2012  Development and preparations of London Olympics  Stories behind logos, graphics and mascots.  The games of London Olympics  The Controversies of London Olympics  India at London Olympics
  • 3. MODERN OLYMPICS The modern Olympic Games are a major international event featuring summer and winter sports. In Olympic Games thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the worlds foremost sports competition. More than 200 nations participate in Olympics. The Games are currently held biennially.
  • 4. MODERN OLYMPICS CONTINUES Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement. The Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and organizing committees for each specific Olympic Games.
  • 5. LONDON OLYMPICS 2012 • Host City London, UK • Motto Inspire a Generation • Nations Participating 204 • Athletes Participating 10,820 • Events 302 in 26 Sports • Opening Ceremony 27 July • Closing Ceremony 12 August • Stadium Olympic Stadium
  • 6. LONDON OLYMPICS LOGO AND GRAPHICS There have been two London 2012 logos. One for the bidding process created by Kino Design. Second as the brand for the Games themselves. The official London 2012 Olympic typeface was called Headline 2012.
  • 7. LONDON OLYMPICS MASCOTS The official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympic and were unveiled on 19 May 2010. Wenlock and Mandeville are animations depicting two drops of steel from a steelworks in Bolton. The writer Michael Morpurgo wrote the story concept to the mascots, and an animation was produced. Two stories have been created about the mascots: Out Of A Rainbow and Adventures On A Rainbow.
  • 8. LONDON OLYMPIC VENUES The majority of venues have been divided into three zones within Greater London  The Olympic Zone  The River Zone  The Central Zone There are a few venues that are outside the boundaries of Greater London, such as Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy The football tournament was staged at several grounds around the UK. Wembley Arena being used for badminton and rhythmic gymnastics events instead.
  • 9. LONDON OYMPICS SECURITY The security operation was led by the police, with 10,000 officers available. Naval and air assets, including ships situated in the Thames. Euro fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles were deployed as part of the security operation Missile system was stationed on top of the water tower. The Metropolitan Police and the Royal Marines carried out security exercises in preparation for the Olympics on 19 January 2012. With 50 marine police officers, joined by up to 100 military personnel and a Lynx Navy helicopter.
  • 10. LONDON OLYMPICS TORCH RELAY The Olympics torch relay ran from 19 May to 27 July 2012, before the Games Plans for the relay were developed in 2010–11. The Olympic flame arrived on flight BA2012 on 18 May 2012 from Greece. The relay lasted 70 days, with 66 evening celebrations and six island visits. About 8,000 people carrying the torch a distance of about 8,000 miles (12,800 km), starting from Lands End in Cornwall. Indian Olympic Torch had carried by Mr. Amitabh Bachhan.
  • 11. LONDON OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics was held on 27 July 2012. Titled “Isles of Wonder”. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was its artistic director. The music directors being the electronic music duo Rick Smith and Karl Hyde of Underworld. The Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. A short comic film starring Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond and the Queen as herself was screened during the ceremony.
  • 12. LONDON OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY CONTINUES London spent an estimated £27m (out of £80m budgeted for its four Olympic ceremonies). The ceremony began at 21:00 BST and lasted almost four hours. It was watched by an estimated worldwide television audience of 900 million. The principal sections of the artistic display represented Britains industrial revolution, National Health Service, and its musical and literary heritage. Live performance by the London Symphony Orchestra joined by Rowan Atkinson in character as Mr. Bean
  • 13. LONDON OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, also known as A Symphony of British Music. Held on 12 August in the Olympic Stadium. The event was created by Kim Gavin, Es Devlin, Stephen Daldry, David Arnold and Mark Fisher. The ceremony featured a number of British music artists and saw the Olympic flame extinguished and the flag lowered. The worldwide broadcast began at 21:00 BST and lasting three hours and eleven minutes.
  • 14. LONDON OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY CONTINUES The 2012 London Olympics were officially closed by Jacques Rogge, who called Londons games "happy and glorious. The ceremony included a handover to the next host city for the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro. Rio marked the handover with an eight minute section known as Embrace created by Cao Hamburger and Daniela Thomas. An average of 23.2 million viewers in the UK watched the event, with an estimated 750 million worldwide.
  • 15. LONDON OLYMPICS PARTICIPANTS Around 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) took part. Surpassing the 1948 Summer Olympics in London and the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Three athletes from the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee withdrawn by the IOC in session of June 2011. One athlete from South Sudan, which has no recognized NOC, participated independently under the Olympic flag.
  • 16. LONDON OLYMPICS SPORTS The 2012 London Olympic programme featured 26 sports and a total of 39 disciplines. SPORTSAquatics Cycling Judo TennisArchery Equestrian Modern Pentathlon TriathlonAthletics Fencing Rowing VolleyballBadminton Field Hockey Sailing WeightliftingBasket Ball Football Shooting WrestlingBoxing Gymnastics Table TennisCanoeing Hand Ball Taekwondo
  • 18. LONDON OLYMPICS CONTROVERSIES  There were several controversies during the lead-up to the Games, including sponsorship.  Thousands of people failed to secure seats for the events they wanted following a complicated lottery process.  In the badminton womens doubles 8 competitors were disqualified for "not using best efforts“.  A number of results in boxing, gymnastics and judo were overturned by officials after initial decisions were appealed.
  • 19. INDIA AT LONDON OLYMPICS The Indian Olympic Association sent the nations largest delegation to the Games in Olympic history. A total of 83 athletes, 60 men and 23 women, competed in 13 sports. Mens field hockey was the only team-based sport in which India had its representation in these Olympic games. India also marked its Olympic return in weightlifting, after the International Weightlifting Federation imposed a two-year suspension.
  • 20. INDIA AT LONDON OLYMPICS CONTINUES In opening ceremony Indian flag bearer was Sushil Kumar and in closing ceremony Mary Kom. India bags a total of 6 medals (2 silver and 4 bronze). This was Indias most successful Olympics based on the medal standings. Two medals were awarded to the athletes in shooting and wrestling. India also set a historical milestone for the female athletes who won two Olympic medals.
  • 21. INDIA AT LONDON OLYMPICS CONTINUES Badminton player and world junior champion Saina Nehwal became the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic bronze medal in the womens singles. Boxer Mary Kom bag bronze in the first ever womens flyweight event.
  • 22. INDIAN MEDALISTS AT LONDON OLYMPICS Name: Vijay Kumar Medal: Silver Sports: Shooting Event : Mens 25 m rapid fire pistol Name: Sushil Kumar Medal: Silver Sports: Wrestling Event : Mens 66 kg freestyle Name: Gagan Naran Medal: Bronze Sports: Shooting Event : Mens 10 m air rifle
  • 23. INDIAN MEDALISTS AT LONDON OLYMPICS CONTINUES Name: Saina Nehwal Medal: Bronze Sports: Badminton Event : Women’s Single Name: Mary Kom Medal: Bronze Sports: Boxing Event : Women’s Flyweight Name: Yogeswar Dutt Medal: Bronze Sports: Wrestling Event : Mens 60 kg freestyle