2012 Olympic Games, London

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    The Games are coming!

    by toonsarah Written Sep 12, 2011

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    The Olympic Games are coming to London in 2012 and with less than a year to go now excitement is building for sports fans. We were lucky enough to secure tickets for three events in the ballot – beach volleyball, volleyball and cycling. On the day that those of us who had applied heard whether or not we’d been successful, and for what events, there was lots of news coverage and I had my 15 minutes of fame (well, a few seconds at least) when I was interviewed about our success on the BBC’s Evening News – you can watch it here..

    Although August 2012 still seems some way off, lately you can’t avoid references to the games wherever you go in the city. In Trafalgar Square a giant clock is counting down to the start of the games, in days, hours, minutes and even seconds. Those arriving in London on the Eurostar trains from the continent are greeted by the huge Olympic rings at St Pancras Station. Various test events are taking place to ensure that venues are completely ready for both competitors and spectators. And in the Olympic Park in east London the new stadium and other facilities are taking shape. It’s going to be very very exciting!

    I’ll be sharing the events through these pages once the Games start but for now, like us, you will have to wait ...

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    2012 Olympic Games

    by JulesH Updated Jun 13, 2012

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    The host nation is announced in Trafalgar Sq 2005

    London has won its bid campaign to host the 2012 Olympic Games here in the capital. I could not be happier! This city will be transformed over the next few years. The plans for the East of London are impressive to say the least, check the website will see how it will look. The economy and housing will benefit from the boost in tourism and the building of an athlete village which will take place in preparation for what we hope will be the best Games ever!

    I'm passionate about the fact we will host an Olympics in my home town...I hope we will make it an Olypics to be proud of and make the most of the opportunities which arise from this great honour.

    Equipment: If you will be visiting London during the Games, be prepared for crowds, transport delays and road closures...but I hope there will also be a party atmosphere and although fingers are crossed that we will get some good weather, it can't be guaranteed, so bring comfortable walking shoes, a sturdy but lightweight umbrella and some layers. Unfortunately, summer in London is often changeable, so a cardigan to pull on if it turns chilly, or a waterproof jacket would be advisable. Also, something to sit on with a waterproof backing is useful. You may find yourself wanting to sit on the grass in a park, and even if it is sunny the ground is likely to be damp.

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    LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

    by kenHuocj Updated Jul 6, 2005

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    from BBC.com

    Why London won the Olympic race is another up to the date result of the surprise Olympic 2012 decision by the IOC in Singapore.
    BBC.com gave me miniute to minute updates this morning here in Ottawa;
    so despite the high costs of stopping over in the UK, London must be on my futue stopover plans to see the changes and do some shopping @Marks and Sparks , or Harrods, actually i prefer Liberty

    Equipment: Digital Cameras and brolley, unless you're in an Olympic team

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    Olympics 2012

    by deeper_blue Updated May 14, 2013

    London recently hosted the 30th Olympic games.
    It was a spectacular 2 weeks showcasing the world's best athletes and paralympians.
    Britain finished with 29 gold medals including golds for Ennis, Farah and Murray.

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    Helpful hints!

    by crazyman2 Updated Jul 30, 2012
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    We went to the first Sunday of the 2012 Games to watch the hockey which is in the Olympic Park.

    Hints:

    a) Travelling from Kent, we were advised by the Olympic site to travel to London Bridge, then take the Jubilee Line to Stratford before walking to the Park.
    We were advised on the day (via the olympic site) to try a different route: Charing Cross, walk to the Embankment station, catch a train on the District Line to West Ham and walk from there.
    We tried both. Same time but the latter journey took less time.

    b) Take bin-bags to sit on unless you are undercover ----the seats can be wet from the rain.

    c) There are plenty of food outlets in the Park. When you are in the section linked to your sporting event there are fewer choices of outlets and the queues are ridiculous! So eat in the general areas e.g World Square

    d) The programmes are for the day but they feature all of the sports ----so do your homework before you leave.

    e) If you're outside in the evening it can be really cold. The 2012 Shop sells sweat shirts ---£50 each!

    f) There are plenty of people helping you to find your way to places. Thank you to all of you! You were brilliant!

    Enjoy yourselves!

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    Olympic games 2012

    by Twan Written Aug 8, 2012
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    The Olympic Games of the Olympiad XXXth be from 27 July to 12 August 2012 held in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. It has become the 27th edition of the Summer Games for the first time in 1896 were organized. London is the first city for the third time the Games may organize. Previously found the Games of 1908 and 1948 place here. Following the Olympic Games in London, the Paralympic Games were held.

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    The Olympic Torch in London.

    by Steve-H Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    26th June 2004 and the Olympic torch passes through Kennington heading towards Southwark, it was only a 5 minute walk from home so i grabbed a camera and went to see it. The sponsors truck drove past and annonced that Ian Botham would be doing part of this route, excellent, i have always been a big fan of his. But this guy appeared instead, he seemed to be enjoying himself but i have absolutely no idea who he is. If anyone can identify him i`d be grateful.
    There is a link below to a website that names all the torch bearers.

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    London's Olympic Bid

    by basbed23 Written Feb 23, 2005

    London is making a bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. They have set up an exhibit right in the middle of Trafalgar Square. The exhibit maps out London's plans for housing the Summer Games. It has multiple video displays and a 5 minute holographic presentation.

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    London's Olympic Bid

    by basbed23 Written Feb 23, 2005

    London is competing with 4 other cities in its Olympic bid. New York, Paris, Madrid and Moscow are all possible sites for the 2012 Summer Games. The decision will be made on July 6, 2005.

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