Countdown: 10 days left to 30th Olympiad, London 2012

It’s now only 10 days left to the 30th Summer Olympic Games, London 2012. I believe the city of London currently is well ready to greet the opening of the games and to welcome over a billion audiences around the world. Many athletes from participating nations have had arrived the amazing city of London for their competition soon in sports contested in the games, which is known as the world biggest sporting event.

The athletes are ready to do their best, and if not, they are going to wait for another four years. The organisers have completed the lengthy preparation works for the games, and now they must be very excited for the day to come when the games open. The performers must be very anxious as their day would arrives in ten days when they would be finally performing to the world on the opening ceremony of the games, after going through so many stages of rehearsals.

Along with this post, I would be providing some interesting facts regarding the Olympic Games.

(a) London becomes the city of highest number of hosting to the Olympic Games, having hosted it twice and is going to host it ten days later. (1908, 1948, 2012)

(b) Olympic Games had been cancelled three times before, in 1916 (Berlin), 1940 (Tokyo then Helsinki) and 1940 (London) due to World War I and II.

(c) In the  bidding for 2012 games in final round, London won over Paris by a small margin of 4 votes, taking a total of 54 votes.

(d) Athens, Greece is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games as well as the host city for the inaugural modern Olympic Games back in 1896, 116 years ago.

(e) The iconic Olympic ring used as the symbol of the games consisting of 5 interlocking rings represents the five continents in the world involved on this global-scale games.

That’s all for today. I’m not giving extremely long facts over here. If you wish to know more about the history of background of the games, you can search yourself. There are many information provided out there which some that I have read is quite interesting. 10 days more and I would be staying up till the middle of the night to watch the opening ceremony of London 2012 live. Ahh…the day I am waiting for is much nearer from now on. Looking forward to the opening ceremony of the games.


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