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.