How many swimming events were there at the 2012 Olympics?
The London Aquatics Centre, designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid, hosted the swimming events during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Similar to the program’s format in 2008, swimming featured a total of 34 events (17 each for men and women) including two 10 km open-water marathons.
Who was the architect of the London Aquatics Centre?
The London Aquatics Centre, designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid, hosted the swimming events during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Who was the first swimmer to win both open water and pool titles?
Outclassing a vast field of rivals, Tunisia’s Oussama Mellouli built a historic milestone as the first ever swimmer to capture Olympic titles in both pool and open water.
Who was the Olympic tennis champion in 2012?
The summer of 2012 was an emotional rollercoaster for Andy Murray. He reached his first Wimbledon final on 8 July but was beaten by Roger Federer, prompting a tearful response from the inconsolable Briton. Weeks later he returned to Wimbledon and produced the perfect performance to defeat Federer in straight sets to become Olympic champion.
Where did the money come from for the 2012 Olympics?
In the Olympic cycle from 2008 until 2012 the government agency UK Sport allocated a total budget of more than £264 million towards funding Team GB and the individual athletes and teams specifically for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The sports which received the highest funding were rowing, cycling, athletics, sailing and swimming.
Who was the gold medal winner in London 2012?
Ennis-Hill, the golden girl of Team GB, smashed her own British record to win the heptathlon, Rutherford took gold in the long jump with a fourth-round leap of 8.31m and finally Farah, who would go on to win the 5,000m seven days later, stormed to 10,000m gold. All in the space of a quite astonishing 44 minutes at a home Games.
Where was the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics held?
The first event, the group stage in women’s football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated.
What was not included in the London 2012 Olympics?
London’s bid featured the same 28 sports that had been included in other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games just two days after London had been selected as the host city.
Who are the host cities for the 2012 Summer Olympics?
By 15 July 2003, the deadline for interested cities to submit bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), nine cities had submitted bids to host the 2012 Summer Olympics: Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro.
What are the world records for swimming in the Olympics?
A total of nine world records and twenty five Olympic records were set during the competition. The London Aquatics Centre, designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid, hosted the swimming events during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Where did the Olympics take place in London?
The swimming competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place from 28 July to 4 August at the Aquatics Centre. The open-water competition took place from 9 to 10 August in Hyde Park.
Who is on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit?
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2012 features Kate Upton making her first of three appearances on the cover. Nina Agdal as a rookie, and soccer star Alex Morgan in body paint. Also featured are Jessica Perez, Ariel Meredith, Izabel Goulart, Anne V, Julie Henderson, Chrissy Teigen, Alyssa Miller, Irina Shayk, Cintia Dicker, Genevieve Morton,
Who was the first swimmer to win six consecutive Olympics?
Derya Büyükuncu and Lars Frölander were the first swimmers to participate in six consecutive Olympic Games (1992-2012). In the women’s 400-metre individual medley, Chinese Ye Shiwen won in a world-record time of 4:28.43.
Who was eliminated from the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50.