London 2012 Olympic Games, London, England

Where? London, England
When? 27th July - 12th August 2012

Probably the most talked about event happening in the world right now. The Summer Olympic and Paralympic games return to London for the first time since 1948. As you can imagine, it’s been a long time coming, so we expect something special! There will be an opening ceremony show in Hyde Park on the 27th of July with the likes of Paolo Nutini, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol and Stereophonics. This will coincide with the opening ceremony in the Olympic stadium where Sir Paul Mccartney will close the ceremony.

The Summer olympics are officially the games of the “XXX Olympiad” and it’s more commonly known as “London 2012”. The city of London has built many fantastic state of the art brand new complexes for different sports such as handball, swimming and diving.

The football will be held in the national Wembley stadium, and the new Olympic stadium (which cost £486 million), will be sold to either West-Ham-United, or Tottenham Hotspur football club (tender process still ongoing). If the latter win the bid, they would retain the stadiums 80,000 capacity, which would keep its status of the 3rd largest stadium in England behind Wembley (90,000), and Twickenham (82,000). However, if West Ham were to win the bid, then the capacity would be reduced to 60,000.

Further information: www.london2012.com

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