London 2012 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in London that took place July 27–August 12, 2012. The London Games were the 27th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. In 2012 London became the first city to host the modern Games three times, having previously been the site of the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games.
What sports were in the 2012 Olympics?
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the inclusion of a mixed doubles tennis event as well as several changes to the track cycling programme of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Who won Men’s football Olympics 2016?
Defending champions Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 to win their second consecutive gold medal in men’s football. The goal from Team Brazil’s Malcom, with under 10 minutes left in the second extra time period, put the Brazilians ahead to seal the win for the Rio 2016 champions.
How long did the 2012 Olympics last?
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.
How did England do in the 2012 Olympics?
Great Britain finished the Summer Olympic Games with a total of 65 medals (29 gold, 17 silver, and 19 bronze), coming third in the medal table rankings, and fourth in the total number of medal rankings. … Twelve British athletes won more than a single Olympic medal in London.