2012 Summer Olympics

Are you ready for the 2012 Summer Olympics?

They will be here in about 3 weeks!  Here are some fun facts about the upcoming games.

  • This is the third time that London will be hosting the Olympic games (1908,1948).
  • There are two mascots – one for the Olympics (Wenlock) and one for the Paralympics (Mandeville) .  They look like Teletubbies a little bit to me. 
  • 200 Nations will be taking part in the competitions in 31 different venues.
  • Queen Elizabeth II will open the games on July 27th.
  • Sir Paul McCartney will perform at the Opening Ceremonies.
  • London will be really crowed with an estimated 500,000 spectators.  I imagine the pubs will be jam packed as well.
  • The official logo for the 2012 Olympics cost £400,000.  That’s over $800K in U.S. dollars.   I am not a graphic artist, but I know some people that could have made one that is at least as good for a lot less. Here is the logo if you have not seen it:

  • The next Summer Olympics 2016 will be in Brazil.
  • There are some cool Olympic apps that you can download  to your smartphone so that you can keep up with the Olympic news and several are free.
  • The official website with a calendar of events can be found here.

We will be watching many events, especially swimming and gymnastics.  What events does your family follow?

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  1. I should watch them this year… I’ve never been a “Sports Person” But since I am into running and trying to be healthier I should enjoy them this time… :) … Thanks for sharing about the logo and mascots… All I can say about them is “weird” LOL!

  2. We’re very excited for the olympics. We’ve already been watching a bunch of the trials. My son is a track star, especially discus. That will be our main focus. (They should really show more discus!) But we’ll watch anything. We love sports.

    And I’m not a fan of the logo, either.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

  3. I LOVE the Olympics! Can’t wait for them to start. Thanks for the all fun facts. And I’m with you, what’s up with the logo. I could retire for the amount of money they spent on that and it looks like an arts and crafts project my kids would have brought home a few years ago! :)

  4. I’m so excited for the Olympics to start! I’m thrilled that you heard about Elevate, we are definitely planning on doing one next year. If you want to like Elevate Blog Conference on fb or the blog is http://www.elevateblogconference.blogspot.com you can see when we update it! Our recap post will be going up in the next couple of days. I’m following you back through RSS, have a great weekend!

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