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2012 London Summer Olympic Games (27-July to 12-August)
Today, 27-July-2011, marks exactly ONE year before our next Summer Olympics; The 2012 London Olympic Games.
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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