London Olympic Games 2012
FACTS AND INFORMATION
The build up to the 2012 London Olympics provides an excellent hook to engage students all round the world in learning about Britain. The NOCC through its Culture and Education Program will periodically present facts on Britain and the Olympic Games and will be adding more and linking the resources to the Olympic theme. These facts and Information will serve as a basis for competitions and prizes will be awarded to winners.
When will the London Olympics take place?
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.
How many times has London hosted the Olympics?
London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948.
How many countries are expected to take part in the London 2012 Olympics?
We expect 205 nations to take part in 300 events at the Olympic Games in 2012. 147 nations will take part in the Paralympic Games.