LONDON OLYMPICS 2012T H E O LY M P I C S R I N G S A R E F I V EI N T E R L O C K I N G R I N G S T H AT S TA N D F O RTHE FIVE ORIGINALCOTNINENTS,(AFRICA, AMERICA, ASIA,AUSTRALIA, AND EUROPE) AND THEAT H L E T E S F R O M A R O U N D T H E W O R L D .
At the Olympic Games, the flag is brought into the stadiumduring the opening ceremony. After its arrival, the flag ishoisted up the flagpole. It must fly in the stadium during thewhole of the Games. When the flag is lowered at the closingceremony, it signals the end of the Games. -The motto of Olympic Games is "Swifter, Higher,Stronger“.These three words encourage the athlete to give his or herbest during competition, and to view this effort as a victoryin itself.
The lightning-In memory of the Olympic Games’ origins,the flame is lit in Olympia, Greece, some months before the opening of the Games. The Olympic flame can only be lit by the sun’s rays.The relay route-The torch is carried by relay from Olympia to the host city of the Games.Arrival at the stadium-The day of the opening of the Games, the flame enters the stadium. With the lighting of the cauldron by the last relay runner the flame is transferred from the torch to the place where it will continue to burn for the entire length of the Games. The flame is extinguished on the final day of the Games at the closing ceremony.
MASCOTSThe OlympicmascotWenlock,left andthe ParaolympicmascotMadeville.theywere created fromtwo drops of steelfrom OlympicsStadium.
Aquatics WrestlingArchery HockeyAthletics JudoBadminton Modern PentathlonBasketball RowingBoxing SailingCanoe and Kayak ShootingCycling Table TennisEquestrian TennisFencing TaekwondoFootball TriathlonGymnastics VolleyballHandball Weightlifting
THE 20 PARALYMPIC SPORTS AT LONDON 2012 WILL BE:Boccia Paralympic RowingFootball (5-a-side) Paralympic SailingFootball (7-a-side) Paralympic ShootingGoalball Paralympic SwimmingParalympic Archery Paralympic Table TennisParalympic Athletics Volleyball (sitting)Paralympic Cycling Wheelchair BasketballParalympic Equestrian Wheelchair FencingParalympic Judo Wheelchair RugbyParalympic Powerlifting Wheelchair TennisT H E S P O R T S W I L L TA K E P L A C E I N 2 1VENUES.
Facts about LondonLondon is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.London occupies over 620 square milesLondon has a population of 7,172,036 (2001)About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in LondonLondon has the highest population density in Britain, with 4,699 people per square kilometre,London is in the southeast of England.
1.London is the seat of central government in Britain.2.The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower.3.London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the Tube.4.Some of the most important people from countries all over the world visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace.5.There are over 100 theatres in London, including 50 in the West End. London theatre accounts for 45% of all UK theatre admissions and over 70% of box-office revenues.
56 Indian Athletes have participated in the BeijingOlympic Games held from 8th to 24th August, 2008and first time in the history of the Indian sports,India has won three medals (1 Gold + 2 Bronze).List of medal winners alongwith those athletes whogave creditable performance in Beijing is furnishedbelow:-a) Sh. Abhinav Bindra, Shooter won first IndividualGold medal in shooting 10 M Air Rifle.
B) SH. VIJENDER KUMAR, BOXER WON FIRST INDIVIDUALBRONZEMEDAL IN 75 KG. WT. CATEGORY.C) SH. SUSHIL KUMAR, WRESTLER WON BRONZE MEDALIN 66 KG. WT. CATEGORY.D) MS. SANIA NEHWAL, BADMINTON PLAYER GAVESUPERB PERFORMANCE TO BECAME 1ST INDIAN WOMENSHUTTLER TO REACH OLYMPIC QUARTER FINALS.E) AKHIL KUMAR, BOXER 54 KG, LOST IN THE QUARTERFINALS.
f) Jitender Kumar, Boxer 51 Kg. lost in thequarter finals.g) Gagan Narang, Air Rifle shooter thoughshot 595 points out of 600 points (i. e. onlyone point less than Abhinav) but finished 9th.
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London: Beijing Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Monday crashed out of the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics with a dismal display in the qualifying rounds, but compatriot Gagan Narang kept alive Indias hopes by advancing to the medal round here.
Sushil Kumar: He was India& flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 LondonOlympics, and Sushil Kumar ended the Games on a historic note even though hemissed out on a gold medal. Sushil lost to Japan& Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the 66kgfreestyle wrestling final, but made history by becoming the the first Indian to win twoindividual Olympic medals. Sushil had won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing OlympicGames.
London: Star boxer Vijender Singh is only a bout away from repeating his medal performance of the Beijing Games following a narrow win in the pre-quarterfinals at the London Olympics 2012 on Thursday.
Laura Trott: Britain& Laura Trott emerged as the next big name intrack cycling. At her first Games, she claimed two golds, in teampursuit and the six-event omnium, and at 20 was the youngestfemale track rider to win gold at any Olympics.
Kohei Uchimura: The first gymnast (male or female) to win three consecutive world all around titles, Uchimura won a gold medal in the men& all-around competition and a silver medal in the men& floor routine. In the men& team gymnastics final, Uchimura fell from the pommel horse during his dismount. The Japanese coaches appealed the scoring on this performance as he still landed on his feet and felt it should have counted as a full dismount, albeit with a large penalty. Before the appeal, Britain were to get silver and Ukraine bronze, but the appeal pushed Japan points total up to get the silver and pushing Britain down to bronze.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo: She was part of Netherlands& silvermedal-winning 4x100m freestly relay team in London, but the 21-year-old secured her place in Dutch swimming history by winningboth the 50 metres and 100 metres freestyle events at the 2012Olympics.