PRESENTATION ON PRESENTED BY PARTHA PRATIM MAHANTA
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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