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2012 London Summer Olympic Games (27-July to 12-August)

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by chris-ccc, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. chris-ccc

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    Today, 27-July-2011, marks exactly ONE year before our next Summer Olympics; The 2012 London Olympic Games.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics

    A digital clock, located in Trafalgar Square, commenced a countdown to the opening ceremony on 14 March 2011. However, less than 24 hours after it was switched on, it suffered a technical failure, and stopped—displaying "500 (days) 7 (hours) 06 (minutes) 56 (seconds)." It was quickly repaired.

    We are now 366 days away from it. :):):)

    Some interesting facts;

    * Athletes from 204 NOCs are expected to participate.

    * The program will feature 26 sports and a total of 38 disciplines.

    * Baseball and Softball have been dropped from the program

    * Badminton events will commence on Saturday 28 July and will finish on Sunday 05August.

    * The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the home broadcaster for the Olympics.

    * The Olympics torch relay will be run from 19 May until 27 July.
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