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 Mr Bean at the London Olympics?
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Rowan Atkinson performs under the guise of his famous character Mr. Bean at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
How many athletes competed in the London 2012 Olympics?
At the Olympic Games in London 2012, about 10,500 athletes from 204 countries compete in 26 different sports, comprising 302 medal events. Whether athletes win a medal or not, they can forever call themselves Olympians.
Who was the British dressage gold medalist in 2012?
Having never won a medal in dressagein Olympic history, British riders dominated the event in 2012, winning 2 golds (both team and individual) and a bronze, Charlotte Dujardinbecoming one of five British double gold medal winners. Great Britain was the first nation other than Germanyto win the team event since 1980.
Who was the British Womens dressage champion in 2012?
Nicola Adams became the first female champion in Olympic boxing history as her sport made its debut at the Games. Having never won a medal in dressage in Olympic history, British riders dominated the event in 2012, winning 2 golds (both team and individual) and a bronze, Charlotte Dujardin becoming one of five British double gold medal winners.
How many gold medals did Great Britain win in 2012?
On 7 August 2012, Great Britain had reached its 48-medal target, and surpassed the 19 gold-medal tally from Beijing, making it the most successful Olympics since 1908.
How many fans did the IOC have during London 2012?
The IOC’s Facebook page added 700,000 Olympic fans during the Games, for a total of 4 million. followers across all of its social platforms increased by 4.1 million during London 2012. The IOC now has about 20 million fans in total on its various online communities.