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Olympic Summer Games 2012 London "One Planet Olympics" by Mind Map: Olympic Summer Games
2012 London "One
Planet Olympics"
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Olympic Summer Games 2012 London "One Planet Olympics"

Program Olympic games

26 Sports and 39 Olympic disciplines

Archery, Archery made its Olympic debut at Paris 1900, was dropped from the programme after the 1908 Games, and then returned for a single appearance in 1920. After a 52-year gap, the sport was reintroduced at Munich 1972 and has remained on the Olympic programme ever since., Venue: Lord's Cricket Ground Dates: Friday 27 July – Friday 3 August Medal events: 4 Athletes: 128 (64 men, 64 women)

Athletics, There are the two combined events: Decathlon for men and Heptathlon for women. During each competition, athletes take part in a range of running, jumping and throwing elements (10 for men, seven for women), with points awarded for their performances in each., Venue: Olympic Stadium – Olympic Park (track, field and combined events); The Mall (road events) Dates: Friday 3 August – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 47 Athletes: 2,000

Badminton, Badminton made its full Olympic debut at Barcelona 1992., Venue: Wembley Arena Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 5 August Medal events: 5 Athletes: 172

Basketball, First appeared on the Olympic programme at the Berlin 1936 Games, with the women’s event introduced at Montreal 1976. Professional players first competed at the Barcelona 1992, Venues: Basketball Arena – Olympic Park (preliminaries, women’s quarter-finals); North Greenwich Arena (men’s quarter-finals and women’s semi-finals onwards) Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 AugustMedal events: 2 Athletes: 288 (144 men, 144 women, 12 teams in each event).

Beach Volleyball, Beach Volleyball made its Olympic debut at Atlanta 1996. Since then it has become one of the most popular spectator sports at the Games., Venue: Horse Guards Parade Dates: Saturday 28 July – Thursday 9 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 96 (48 men, 48 women; 24 teams in each event)

Boxing, The first Olympic Boxing competition in 1904. There will be a women’s competition for the first time in London 2012., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 13 Athletes: 286 (250 men, 36 women)

Canoe Slalom, Canoe and kayak racing became full medal sports at the 1936 Berlin Games, but Canoe Slalom didn’t make its debut until the 1972 Munich Games and only became a permanent part of the Olympic programme in 1992., Venue: Lee Valley White Water Centre Dates: Sunday 29 July – Thursday 2 August Medal events: 4 Athletes: 82

Canoe- Sprint, Canoeing first featured as a demonstration sport at the 1924 Paris Games. It became a full Olympic sport in 1936., Venue: Eton Dorney Dates: Monday 6 – Saturday 11 August Medal events: 12 Athletes: 248

Cycling- BMX, The first official Mountain Bike World Championships were held as recently as 1990. A mere six years later, cross-country Mountain Biking made its Olympic debut in Atlanta., Venue: Hadleigh Farm, Essex Dates: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 80 (50 men, 30 women)

Cycling- Mountain bike, Road Cycling featured at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, with an 87km race that started and finished in Athens. There was no Road Cycling event at the next three Games, but the discipline was reintroduced in 1912 and has been a permanent part of the Olympic programme ever since., Venue: The Mall (Road Race); Hampton Court Palace (Time Trial) Dates: Saturday 28 July – Wednesday 1 August Medal events: 4 Athletes: 212 (145 men, 67 women)

Cycling- Road, Road Cycling featured at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, with an 87km race that started and finished in Athens. There was no Road Cycling event at the next three Games, but the discipline was reintroduced in 1912 and has been a permanent part of the Olympic programme ever since., Venue: The Mall (Road Race); Hampton Court Palace (Time Trial) Dates: Saturday 28 July – Wednesday 1 August Medal events: 4 Athletes: 212 (145 men, 67 women)

Cycling- Track, Currently enjoying a boom in popularity, the action-packed sport of Track Cycling has featured at every Games but one since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, Venue: Velodrome Dates: Thursday 2 – Tuesday 7 August Medal events: 10 Athletes: 188 (104 men, 84 women)

Diving, Diving made its Olympic debut in 1904, Venue: Aquatics Centre – Olympic Park Dates: Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August 2012 Medal events: 8 Athletes: 136 (68 men, 68 women)

Equestrian- Dressage, In 1912 Games in Stockholm, Dressage made its first appearance., Venue: Greenwich Park Dates: Thursday 2 August – Thursday 9 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 50

Equestrian- Eventing, Made its Olympic debut in 1912, Venue: Greenwich Park Dates: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 31 July Medal events: 2 Athletes: 75

Equestrian- Jumping, Entry to the various Olympic Equestrian competitions was originally limited to members of the military. However, at the Helsinki Games of 1952, the competition was broadened to include civilian riders., Venue: Greenwich Park Dates: Saturday 4 – Wednesday 8 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 75

Fencing, At the first modern Olympic Games of 1896, the Fencing programme consisted of men’s Foil and Sabre events, with the Epée making its debut at Paris 1900. Women’s Fencing first featured at the 1924 Games., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 5 August Medal events: 10 Athletes: 212

Football, Having made its debut at the Beijing 2008 Games, BMX Cycling is the most recent discipline to have been added to the Olympic programme., Venues: City of Coventry Stadium, (Coventry); Hampden Park (Glasgow); Millennium Stadium (Cardiff); Old Trafford (Manchester); St James' Park (Newcastle); Wembley Stadium Dates: Wednesday 25 July – Saturday 11 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 504 (288 men, 216 women; 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams)

Gymnastics- Artistic, The men’s individual apparatus and team competitions first appeared at the Paris 1924 Games; a women’s team event was introduced in 1928, with women’s individual apparatus competitions added in 1952., Venue: North Greenwich Arena Dates: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 7 August Medal events: 14 Athletes: 196 (98 men, 98 women)

Gymnastic- Rhythmic, Made its Olympic debut at the Los Angeles Games of 1984., Venue: Wembley Arena Dates: Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 96 (all women)

Gymnastic- Trampoline, Trampoline Gymnastics is a relative newcomer on the Olympic programme: it made its debut at Sydney in 2000., Venue: North Greenwich Arena Dates: Friday 3 – Saturday 4 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 32

Handball, The sport first appeared at the Olympic Games in 1936. The modern indoor version made its Olympic debut at Munich 1972., Venue: Copper Box – Olympic Park (preliminaries, women’s quarter-finals); Basketball Arena – Olympic Park (men’s quarter-finals, plus all semi-finals and finals) Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 336 (168 men, 168 women; 12 teams in each event)

Hockey, Men’s Hockey made its Olympic debut at the London 1908 Games, but the first women’s Olympic Hockey competition wasn’t held until the Moscow 1980 Games., Venue: Riverbank Arena Dates: Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 384 (192 men, 192 women; 12 teams in each event)

Judo, Has it's first appearance as a medal sport at the Olympic Games at Tokyo in 1964. A women’s competition was eventually added to the Olympic programme at Barcelona in 1992., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Saturday 28 July – Friday 3 August Medal events: 14 Athletes: 386

Modern Pentathlon, A century after its Olympic debut at the Stockholm Games of 1912, the Modern Pentathlon competition at London 2012 will be the first Olympic Games at which the running and shooting elements are combined., Venue: Copper Box - Olympic Park (fencing); Aquatics Centre- Olympic Park (swimming); and Greenwich Park (riding, combined event) Dates: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 August Events: Fencing, Swimming, Riding, Combined Run/Shoot Event Medal events: 2 Athletes: 72 (36 men, 36 women)

Rowing, Rowing has been staged at every Games since making its debut on the Olympic programme at Paris in 1900., Venue: Eton Dorney Dates: Saturday 28 July – Saturday 4 August Medal events: 14 Athletes: 550 (353 men, 197 women)

Sailing, Sailing made its Olympic debut in 1900; with the exception of 1904, the sport has appeared at every Olympic Games since then., Venue: Weymouth and Portland Dates: Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August Medal events: 10 Athletes: 380 (237 men, 143 women)

Shooting, With the exceptions of the 1904 and 1928 Games, Shooting has featured on every Olympic programme since the first modern Games in 1896. Women’s events were added to the schedule in 1984., Venue: The Royal Artillery Barracks Dates: Saturday 28 July – Monday 6 August Medal events: 15 Athletes: 390

Swimming, At the first few modern Olympic Games, Swimming events were held in open water. At Paris in 1900, for instance, they took place in the River Seine. However, the rules were formalised in 1908, when the London Games staged the first Olympic Swimming competition to be held in a pool., Venue: Aquatics Centre – Olympic Park (pool events); Hyde Park (Marathon Swimming 10km) Dates: Saturday 28 July – Saturday 4 August (Aquatics Centre); Thursday 9 – Friday 10 August (Hyde Park) Medal events: 34 Athletes: 950

Synchronized swimming, It became an Olympic sport at the Los Angeles 1984 Games, with solo and duet events., Venue: Aquatics Centre – Olympic Park Dates: Sunday 5 – Friday 10 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 104 (all women)

Table Tennis, Since Table Tennis joined the Olympic programme in 1988., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Saturday 28 July – Wednesday 8 August Medal events: 4 Athletes: 172 (86 men, 86 women)

Taekwondo, Taekwondo made its debut as a demonstration sport at the Seoul 1988 Games, but was not officially added to the Olympic programme until the Sydney 2000 Games., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 August Medal events: 8 Athletes: 128 (64 men, 64 women)

Tennis, Tennis appeared at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 but was dropped from the programme after the Paris 1924 Games. It returned later at Seol 1988., Venue: Wimbledon Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 5 August Events: Men's and women’s Singles and Doubles; Mixed Doubles Medal events: 5 Athletes: 172 (86 men, 86 women)

Triathlon, More than half a million spectators lined the Sydney streets to watch the first ever Olympic Triathlon at the 2000 Games., Venue: Hyde Park Dates: Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 110 (55 men, 55 women)

Volleyball, Volleyball made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Games, with competitions for both men and women., Venue: Earls Court Date: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 288 (144 men, 144 women: 12 teams in each event)

Water Polo, It first appeared in 1920 in Antwerp., Venue: Olympic Park – Water Polo Arena Dates: Sunday 29 July – Sunday 12 August Medal events: 2 Athletes: 260 (156 men, 104 women)

Weightlifting, At the Athens 2004 Games, Rezazadeh clean-and-jerked 263.5kg – a weight roughly equivalent to five flyweight boxers., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 7 August Medal events: 15 Athletes: 260 (156 men, 104 women)

Wrestling, Wrestling was featured at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, Freestyle Wrestling was introduced at the St Louis 1904 Games. Women’s Wrestling joined the Olympic programme at Athens in 2004., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Sunday 5 – Sunday 12 August 2012 Medal events: 18 Athletes: 344

Program Paralympic games

20 Paralympic Sports and 21 discliplines

Paralympic Archery, It featured at the first Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948., Venue: The Royal Artillery Barracks Dates: Thursday 30 August – Wednesday 5 September 2012 Medal events: 9 Athletes: 140 (88 men, 52 women)

Paralympic Athletics, Part of the Paralympic programme since the first Games in Rome in 1960., Venues: Olympic Stadium (track and field events); The Mall (road events) Dates: Friday 31 August – Sunday 9 September 2012 Medal events: 170 Athletes: 1,100 (740 men, 360 women)

Boccia, Boccia was introduced to the Paralympic programme at the New York and Stoke Mandeville 1984 Games., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Sunday 2 September – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 7 Athletes: 104

Paralympic Cycling- Road, Venue: Brands Hatch Dates: Wednesday 5 September – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 32 Athletes: 225 - 155 men, 70 women (across Road and Track), Road Cycling was introduced as a Paralympic sport in 1984.

Paralymic Cycling- Track, The first Track Cycling races at the Paralympic Games took place at the Atlanta 1996 Games., Venue: Olympic Park - Velodrome Dates: Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012 Medals events: 18 Athletes: 225 - 155 men, 70 women (across Road and Track)

Paralymic Equestrian, Equestrian events first appeared on the Paralympic programme at the 1984 Games held in Stoke Mandeville (UK) and New York (US), and have featured at every Games since Atlanta 1996., Venue: Greenwich Park Dates: Thursday 30 August – Tuesday 4 September 2012 Medal events: 11 Athletes: 78

Football 5-a-side, 5-a-side Football made its Paralympic debut at Athens in 2004., Venue: Olympic Park - Riverbank Arena Dates: Friday 31 August – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 1 Athletes: 64 (all men; eight teams)

Football 7-a-side, 7-a-side Football has been part of the Paralympic programme since the New York and Stoke Mandeville 1984 Games., Venue: Olympic Park - Riverbank Arena Dates: Saturday 1 September - Sunday 9 September 2012 Medal events: 1 Athletes: 96 (all men; eight teams)

Goalball, It was added to the Paralympic programme as a full medal sport in 1980, Venue: Olympic Park - Copper Box Dates: Thursday 30 August – Friday 7 September 2012 Medal events: 2 Athletes: 132 (72 men, 60 women;12 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams)

Paralympic Judo, Judo first featured on the Paralympic programme at Seoul 1988, with women’s events introduced 16 years later in Athens., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 1 September 2012 Medal events: 13 Athletes: 132 (84 men, 48 women)

Powerlifting, Its initial introduction to the Paralympic Games at Tokyo in 1964, Venue: ExCeL Dates: Thursday 30 August – Wednesday 5 September 2012 Medal events: 20 Athletes: 200 (120 men, 80 women)

Paralympic Rowing, The newest arrival on the Paralympic programme, Rowing appeared at the Games for the first time at Beijing in 2008., Venue: Eton Dorney Dates: Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September 2012 Medal events: 4 Athletes: 96 (48 men, 48 women)

Paralympic Sailing, Sailing was introduced to the Paralympic Games as a demonstration event at Atlanta in 1996. Four years later, it became a full medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Games., Venue: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset Dates: Saturday 1 September –Thursday 6 September 2012 Medal events: 3 Athletes: 80

Paralympic Shooting, Shooting has been part of the Paralympic Games since Toronto in 1976, when three events were held., Venue: The Royal Artillery Barracks Dates: Thursday 30 August – Thursday 6 September 2012 Medal events: 12 Athletes: 140 (100 men, 40 women)

Paralympic Swimming, Swimming is one of the few sports to have featured at every Paralympic Games since 1960, and remains one of the most popular on the Paralympic programme., Venue: Olympic Park - Aquatics Centre Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 148 Athletes: 600 (350 men, 250 women)

Paralympic Table Tennis, Table Tennis has been part of the Paralympic programme since the first Games at Rome in 1960, Venue: ExCeL Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 29 Athletes: 276 (174 men, 102 women)

Sitting Volleyball, Sitting Volleyball made its debut as a Paralympic medal sport at the Arnhem 1980 Games. A women’s event was added to the Paralympic programme in 2004., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 2 Athletes: 198 (110 men, 88 women; 10 men's teams and 8 women's teams)

Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball featured at the first Games in Rome 1960, and has remained on the Paralympic programme ever since. The women’s competition was added at the Tel Aviv 1968 Games., Venue: North Greenwich Arena; Olympic Park - Basketball Arena Dates: Thursday 30 August – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 2 Athletes: 264 (144 men, 120 women; 12 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams)

Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Fencing was part of the first Paralympic Games in Rome 1960., Venue: ExCeL Dates: Tuesday 4 September – Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 12 Athletes: 100

Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Rugby first appeared in the Paralympic Games at Atlanta in 1996, when it featured as a demonstration sport., Venue: Olympic Park - Basketball Arena Dates: Wednesday 5 September – Sunday 9 September 2012 Medal events: 1 Athletes: 96 (8 teams)

Wheelchair Tennis, After featuring as an exhibition sport at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, Wheelchair Tennis was introduced as a full medal event at Barcelona in 1992, and has featured at every Games since then., Venue: Olympic Park - Eton Manor Dates: Saturday 1 September –Saturday 8 September 2012 Medal events: 6 Athletes: 112

Facts

History

1908 Summer Olympics

1944 Summer Olympics

1948 Summer Olympics

2012 Summer Olympics

Application

Havanna (Kuba), Istanbul (Turkey), Leipzig (Deutschland), Madrid (Spain), Moskau (Russia), New York (USA), Paris (France); Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), London (UK), Out of these countries London was selected as the venue for the Olympic Summer Games

Date

27th of July to 12th of August 2012

Opening

The Opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be called 'The Isles of Wonder’. It was confirmed in February that Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh will officially open the games at the opening ceremony. A short film starring Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond will be screened during the television coverage of the ceremony

Gold medals

162 gold medals are reserved for man

132 gold medals are reserved for woman

Participiants

10.500 participants from over 200 countries of the world. Additionally approximately 6.500 trainers so that about 17.00 people will live in the Olympic village.

30.000 journalists will be on location

70.000 volunteer will do everything to make it an unforgettable event

Tickets

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