London 2012

In 2012 the Olympics and Paralympics come to London. The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was on 27 July and started a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK.

There were 26 Olympic sports taking place in 34 venues and 20 Paralympic sports in 21 venues. 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4,200 Paralympic athletes are expected to participate. 20,000 press and media are expected to attend and more than 9 million tickets will be available.

Team GB won a total of 65 medals, finishing 3rd overall in the medals table. Competitors won 29 Gold, 17 Silver and 19 Bronze medals.

Useful links

You can find out more about the 2012 Games at these sites

London 2012
London 2012 Paralympics
Get Set London 2012
Official website of the Olympic Movement
Official website of the Paralympic Movement
British Olympic Association
Pre Games Training Camps
London Cultural Olympiad
BBC's Olympic site
Channel 4's Paralympic site

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