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    2012 London Olympic Games thread

    Post by Weather130 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:38 am

    The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad or "London 2012 Olympic Games", are scheduled to take place in London, England, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.[1]

    Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris.[2] London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times,[3][4] having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.[5][6]

    While the budgetary considerations have generated some criticism,[7][8] they have also been welcomed by others as having the Olympics prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which the games are to be held – particularly themed towards sustainability.[9] The main focus of the games will be a new 200 hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford in the east of London.[10] The Games also make use of many venues which were already in place before the bid.

    Use this thread to discuss anything relating to the 2012 Summer Olympics except football since we have that covered in the other forum.
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    Post by Guest on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:18 am

    Go team SA.

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