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London
2012

DateJuly 27 - August 12
CountryGreat Britain
Athletes10568
Teams204
Events302
London 2012
Mr Bean at the Opening Ceremony
Highlights05:36
London 2012 Official Film | First
Originals01:44:13
Best Moments of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games
10:08
Best Moments of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games
Jessica Ennis-Hill meets the Olympic baby named after her
00:55
Jessica Ennis-Hill meets the Olympic baby named after her

About the Games

Olympic Park On The Spotlight

The London 2012 Games were centred around the Olympic Park in East London, which is the site of a number of new sports venues. Up to 180,000 spectators a day entered the Park to enjoy the Games, making it the principal focus of Olympic activity. The main venues—the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and BMX Circuit, as well as the hockey, handball and basketball arenas—were easily accessible through a network of footbridges and walkways within the Park.

The Olympic Village was within walking distance of all the venues in the Park, enhancing the experience for athletes and officials. The use of other prestigious venues—such as Wembley Stadium for football, the All-England Club in Wimbledon for tennis, Lord’s Cricket Ground for archery and Horse Guards Parade for beach volleyball—was also a feature of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cultural Olympiad

The London 2012 Games included a four-year Cultural Olympiad. It reached a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012, starting a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK, as the Olympic and Paralympic spirit crossed the world once again.

London
2012

Featured Athletes

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Bronze
United States of AmericaUnited States of America
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Great BritainGreat Britain
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JamaicaJamaica
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Great BritainGreat Britain
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London 2012

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Joshua gets gold medal in men's super heavyweight boxing in London 2012

London
2012

Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.