London 2012 Olympic Games
The London 2012 Olympic Games promise to be the sporting event of the decade, with millions of visitors descending on one of the world's greatest cities to watch the world's finest athletes strut their stuff. The Summer Olympic Games are always a universally popular and impressively large-scale event, involving sportsmen and women from 205 nations, competing in over 300 events. London's brand-new Olympic Park will play host to most of the events, but several iconic British locations - including Hyde Park, Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon and the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff - will also be used. There are many sub-plots to intrigue casual sports fans at the London 2012 Olympic Games: can American swimmer Michael Phelps capture three more medals to become the most decorated Olympian of all time? Will Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt be able to better his own 100m and 200m world records? Receiving the distinction of being the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, London is certainly ready and prepared to welcome visitors to the world's premier celebration of sport and unity.
Venue: Most events take place in Olympic Park, London
Date: 27 July to 12 August 2012