What happened during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?
This article contains a chronological summary of major events from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London . All times are in British Summer Time ( UTC+1 ). The first competitions of the Games started at 16:00. The first events were women’s football matches, with six preliminary round matches held.
When did the 2012 Olympic torch relay start and end?
The Olympics torch relay ran from 19 May to 27 July 2012, before the Games. Plans for the relay were developed in 2010–11, with the torch-bearer selection process announced on 18 May 2011.
How many sports are there in the 2012 Summer Olympics?
The 2012 Summer Olympics featured 26 different sports encompassing 39 disciplines and 302 events. In the list below, the number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses. 2012 Summer Olympics Sports Programme
Who won the 2012 Olympic wrestling gold medal?
Kaori Matsumoto won Japan’s first gold medal of the 2012 games in the women’s lightweight, defeating Romania’s Corina Căprioriu in the final. Russia’s Mansur Isaev won gold in the men’s lightweight final against Riki Nakaya of Japan.
What is the official motto for the 2012 Summer Olympics?
The official motto for the 2012 Summer Olympics is “Inspire a generation”. It was chosen to highlight the organiser’s commitment to inspire the world including younger generations to get involved in sporting events through its games’ legacy.
Which country won the 2012 Olympics in equestrian?
Germany claimed the first Equestrian gold of the 2012 Olympic Games in the team eventing final, with Great Britain taking the silver and New Zealand winning the bronze. Michael Jung of Germany won gold in the Individual eventing, while Sara Algotsson Ostholt of Sweden won silver, and Sandra Auffarth of Germany won bronze.
What is the Olympic record for weightlifting?
Om Yun-Chol of North Korea won the gold medal in the men’s 56 kg, setting an Olympic record of lifting 168 kg in the clean and jerk. Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan of China won the gold medal in the men’s synchronized 10 metre platform diving.