Thursday, July 26, 2012

London Olympics 2012:A Snap Shot!

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London will be hosting the games for record third time after having played host in 1908 and 1948.

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It will be 10th appearance for Canadian show jumper Ian Millar making him the athlete with the most number of appearance in the Olympics.

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Competition will be held in 26 Olympic sports and 39 disciplines.

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An Olympiad is a period of four successive years. Thus,even the games that were cancelled (1916,1940 n1d 1944.) count an Olympiad The 2012 Olympic games in London,therefore is called the games of the XXX Olympiad.

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Venues Across Britain, including nine inside the Olympics park in east London, are where the competition will be conducted.

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National Olympic Committees will take part in the games.

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The total number of medal events in the games.

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Officials will officiate the competitions.

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Anti-doping samples to be collected.

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Officials will accompany the participating teams.

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Athletes will takes part in the games.

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Kilometers is what the distance covered by the torch relay around Britain over 10 weeks

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Media personnel and broadcasters will be covering the games.

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Pieces of sports equipments will be used some 26400 tennis balls, 600 basketball and 6000 archery targets have been for the games.

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Tickets have been sold.

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Meals to be served using 25,000 loaves of bread, 100 tonnes of meat, 75,000 liters of milk and 330 tonnes of fruits and vegetables.

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Spectators will make 20 million journeys to London during the games including 3 million on the busiest day.

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British pounds earmarked for opening and closing ceremonies. A Veritable menagerie comprising 70 sheep,12 horse, three cows,two goats,1o chickens and three sheepdogs will take part in the opening ceremony,when the Olympic stadium will be transformed into a rural British.

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People expected to watch the games on the television.In Beijing an estimated 4.7 billion people tuned in to watch the 2008 games as against 3.90 billion in Athens and 3.6 billion in Sydney.                  

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British pounds is the estimated budget for staging the games.It is almost four times the estimated cost initially budgeted at the times of London's bid for the games in 2005.The original budgets for security and ceremonies have both been doubled.Security will now cost 553 million British pounds while the ceremonies have a budget of 81million British pounds. 

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    But I guess there was one 'Independent Citizens' category regarding ppl who do not represent any country at the Olympics :)
    Do chk out my post as well regarding the opening ceremony: http://antarik.blogspot.in/2012/07/when-you-know-who-grew-too-tall-at.html

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