On the exage Itwas founded by the romans with the name of Londinium. From the 6th century, Anglo-Saxons began to inhabit the area. There were attacks on London in 842 and 851 by the vickings.
On the middle-age The Normans invaded London on 1066. During the Peasants Revolt of 1381 led by Wat Tyler, London was invaded. During the medieval period London grew up. Trade and commerce grew steadily during the Middle Ages, and London grew rapidly as a result.
Tudor London (1485-1603) The Tudor period from 1485 until 1603 was a dramatic period of English history. The period saw the end of the Wars of the Roses the English Reformation and the Elizabethan era. The Reformation produced little bloodshed in London, with most of the higher classes co-operating to bring about a gradual shift to Protestantism
18, 19 and 20 century. 18th century:was a period of rapid growth for London, reflecting an increasing national population, the early stirrings of the Industrial Revolution. 19thcentury:London was transformed into the worlds largest city and capital of the British Empire 20th century: London surfed the 2 World wars.
The Olympic games was born on the ancient Greece, in the honour of Zeus, their chief god. It were a fundamental religious importance. The winner of the events were admired and immortalized in poems and statues.
The first modern olympic games were on 1896 in Athens. These Games brought 14 nations and 241 athletes who competed in 43 events. Pierre de Coubertin who is called `the modern olympics father´, organised those games. Pierre de Coubertin
15 July 2003: nine cities had submitted bids to host the 2012 Olympic games. These cities are: Havana, Istambul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. 18 May 2004: The Olympic Comittee has evaluated and reduced the number of cities ti five: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris. 6 June 2005: The Comittee released its evaluation reports for the five cities.
The final choiceCity NOC Round 2 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4London Great Britain 22 27 39 54Paris France 21 25 33 50Madrid Spain 20 32 31 ---------------New York U.S.A. 19 16 ---------------- ----------------Moscow Russia 15 -------------- --------------- -------------
Curiosities Since the Second World War, the Olympics were canceled in 1940 and 1944. The situation in Europe after the war was so precarious that each delegation had to bring their own food to London and the medals were made of tin. - For the first time was broadcast live on television (black and white) the opening ceremony. - The lack of money was too obvious to any sports facility was built for the occasion, just built a pool that was a private company. - While competitors were 4.468, only 10 Olympic records were exceeded.
One of the most acclaimed athletes in the closure of the parade was Hollands Fanny Blankers-Koen. At age 32, was the oldest of all women competing, so much so that he was nicknamed Grandma. He won four gold medals, no woman before had achieved so much. - The Bob Mathias, with only seventeen, won the decathlon medal just four months after it started in the sport. He is the youngest athlete in Olympic history to win a gold medal in athletics. - The consolidated London Games the Olympic spirit and perhaps your conclusion to these games than a disappearance.
Chapter 5: the olympic stadiumand the transformation of the city
The London Olympic stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The stadium will be located at Marsh gate Lane in Startford in the Lower lea Vallery. The capacity is 80.000 espectants. ( A bit less than `el Camp Nou´)
The Olympic village will be the residence of the participatingathletes.It will be converted into 3,600 apartments in the Stratford Citydevelopment. The Park may be named Elizabeth Park, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
How much is going to cost toLondon the olympic games? £560 million for new venues, including £250 million for the Olympic Stadium. £650 million for the Olympic village. £1.5 billion to run the Games. £200 million on security. The revenue for the games was also projected: £1.5 billion from a special Olympic National Lottery game. £625 million from a council tax surcharge of £20 per year for London households. £560 million from IOC television and marketing deals. £450 million from sponsorship and official suppliers. £300 million from ticket sales. £250 million from the London Development Agency. £60 million from licensing.