What happened during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

This article contains a chronological summary of major events from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London . All times are in British Summer Time ( UTC+1 ). The first competitions of the Games started at 16:00. The first events were women’s football matches, with six preliminary round matches held.

Who won the 2012 Olympic wrestling gold medal?

Kaori Matsumoto won Japan’s first gold medal of the 2012 games in the women’s lightweight, defeating Romania’s Corina Căprioriu in the final. Russia’s Mansur Isaev won gold in the men’s lightweight final against Riki Nakaya of Japan.

Which country won the 2012 Olympics in equestrian?

Germany claimed the first Equestrian gold of the 2012 Olympic Games in the team eventing final, with Great Britain taking the silver and New Zealand winning the bronze. Michael Jung of Germany won gold in the Individual eventing, while Sara Algotsson Ostholt of Sweden won silver, and Sandra Auffarth of Germany won bronze.

What is the official motto for the 2012 Summer Olympics?

The official motto for the 2012 Summer Olympics is “Inspire a generation”. It was chosen to highlight the organiser’s commitment to inspire the world including younger generations to get involved in sporting events through its games’ legacy.

When did the 2012 Olympic torch relay start and end?

The Olympics torch relay ran from 19 May to 27 July 2012, before the Games. Plans for the relay were developed in 2010–11, with the torch-bearer selection process announced on 18 May 2011.

What is the world record in Athletics at the 2012 Olympics?

The Jamaican team set a new world record of 36.84s at the London 2012 Games. Here we re-live the full race coverage as Jamaica’s team of Carter, Frater, Blake and Bolt take the gold medal. Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme of each edition of the Games of the Olympiad.

What was the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad?

The London 2012 Games included a four-year Cultural Olympiad. It reached a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012, starting a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK, as the Olympic and Paralympic spirit crossed the world once again.

Who was the director of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony?

The spectacle was entitled Isles of Wonder and directed by Academy Award -winning British film director Danny Boyle . Prior to London 2012 there had been considerable apprehension about Britain ‘s ability to stage an opening ceremony that could reach the standard set at the Beijing Summer Games of 2008.