2012 Summer Olympics in London – is the thirtieth Olympics, officially known as the “Olympic Games XXX.” 2012 Olympics will be held in the UK capital, London. London will be the only city where the Olympics will be held for the third time. Prior to this Olympiad was held in London in 1908 and 1948. 2012 Olympics will be held from July 27 to August 12. London was one of the five main contenders for the holding of the Olympic Games in 2012. July 15, 2003 there were nine cities -applicants wishing that they would have held the Olympics: Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris, Moscow, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Havana and Istanbul. May 18, 2004 the International Olympic Committee has been selected five candidate cities. These cities are Moscow, Madrid, London, Paris and New York. Of all the cities only British Prime Minister Tony Blair, was a government representative, who represented his country during the vote. And July 6, 2005, London was chosen as the capital of the Olympic Games. An interesting fact is that the day after the decision in London a terrorist act was carried out.
There is already established logo, indicating the Olympic Games in 2012. Picture of the logo consists of four irregular polygons that represent the numbers “2”, “0”, “1”, “2” – the figures of the nearest Olympics. The two parts of the emblem of the Olympic Games concluded the word “London” and the image of Olympic rings. The logo has four color options: orange, yellow, blue and green. The logo creation of Olympic Games in 2012 there was spent exactly one year and its publication has caused many serious disputes. The head of the Organizing Committee of “London 2012” Lord Sebastian Coe has been characterized this emblem in this way: “Brand of the 2012 Olympic Games will bring people together. It is a dynamic and diverse. It symbolizes the buildings, where the competitions and the Games themselves will be conducted, they are filled with Olympic spirit. He must inspire the youth of the world to participate in the Olympics.” 2012 Summer Olympics has an original, easily recognizable and memorable logo which characterizes good the power and brightness of the event. The development of this logo has left 400,000 pounds and a year of the company Wolff Olins work.
Summer Olympic Games in 2012 expelled from the usual list baseball and softball games. The replacement of these games have not yet been chosen, but the list of applicants – a rugby-7, karate, golf, roller sports and squash, but after the vote, none of these games has not received the required number of votes. IOC for the first time authorized the participation of women in boxing competitions. There will be three weight categories (up to 51, 60 and 75 kg) and 12 female athletes. At the same time, one of the men’s weight classes in boxing will be removed. With the advent of the Olympic Games in 1012, women can participate in all summer sports. For the first time since 1924 there will go to the tennis tournament of mixed doubles. Also in the cycling will be added to these types of events as a team pursuit, kayrin women and team sprint, individual pursuit but the race on points and Madison will be canceled. These are all major changes in the sports that have taken place in the Summer Olympic Games in 2012, are compared to previous years.
Thus, there will be competitions in such sports: Rowing, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Wrestling, Greco-Roman and Freestyle, Cycling, Track Racing, Road Racing, MTB, BMX, Extreme Sports, Water Polo, Swimming, Jumping in water, Synchronized Swimming, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Handball, Rowing and Canoeing, Rowing slalom, Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, Jumping on a trampoline, Judo, Equestrian, Dressage, Jumping , Triathlon, Athletics, Table Tennis, Sailing, Modern Pentathlon, Shooting, Archery, Tennis, Triathlon, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Fencing, Football, Hockey. The cost of preparing the Olympic Games in the UK since the previous games, tripled, and plunged into shock the government. Now preparing of Olympic Games in 2012 costs about US $147 million per month. The total cost will amount to £9.325 billion, or $ 18 billion.