London 2012 Olympics

This category contains questions about the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which will be held in London.

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What are the costs and benefits of hosting the Olympics?

The benefits of hosting the Olympic Games are:

- increased employment - lots of workers needed for construction of facilities etc.

- increased tourism - the host nation is put on show to all the world

- better infrastructure - transport, security etc. are all improved

- feel-good factor across the host nation

The Olympics usually are very expensive (London 2012 budget is somewhere around £9 billion) and so host nations have to weigh up the pros and cons.

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What is the average number of athletes per country competing in the Olympics?

Athletes per Country Competing in the Olympics

11,028 athletes participated in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.

2,629 athletes participated in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Just a handful of countries send more than 100 athletes to the game. The United States sent 596 athletes to Beijing and 215 to Vancouver.

When you consider all countries participating in the games (204 countries in Beijing and 82 in Vancouver), the large majority of them are small countries that only send 5 athletes or less. So calculating the average number of athletes sent by each country, you would get a small number.

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Do the winners of an Olympic event get a cash prize along with a medal?

The International Olympic Committee does not award cash prizes to the winners. Many countries, however, do offer cash prizes and other incentives to medalists.

In 2012, American competitors who won Olympic medals were rewarded in cash by the US Olympic Committee. Gold medal winners received $25,000, Silver medal winners received $15,000, and Bronze medal winners received $10,000.

However, the real money is earned through commercial endorsements. Some Olympians get paid a performance bonus from sponsors for winning a medal and may sign commercial endorsements that could wind up paying them millions.

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How many different sports and events were there in the 2004 Athens Olympics?

Sporting Events in the OlympicsIn 2004 there was bobsled, snowboarding, hockey, skiing and speed skating,tea bagging,nut sack race,mum toy change. oyu got trolled
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What date do the 2012 Olympics start?

The 2012 London Olympics started27 July and ended 12 Aug 2012. THe 2012Paralympics started29 August and ended 9 Sept 2012.




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How many sports and events are in the Olympics?

There will be 300 events in 26 sports at the 2012 Olympics.

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When do the 2012 summer Olympics start?

27th July 2012

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How many countries must participate in a sport for it to be considered as a Olympic event?

From the IOC:The IOC establishes the programme of the Olympic Games, which only includes Olympic Sports. 1 Olympic Sports included in the Programme of the Olympic Games 1.1 To be included in the programme of the Olympic Games, an Olympic sport must conform to the following criteria: 1.1.1 only sports widely practised by men in at least seventy-five countries and on four continents, and by women in at least forty countries and on three continents, may be included in the programme of the Games of the Olympiad; 1.1.2 only sports widely practised in at least twenty-five countries and on three continents may be included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games.

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What date does the 2012 Olympics end?

Closing ceremonies are scheduled for August 12.

All people should wait on what will happen on the end of Olympics, Like in the Opening Ceremony , Closing Ceremony is also something to watch. More information here >> http://bit.ly/allaboutolympics

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Is Kirsty Coventry competing in the Olympics from Zimbabwe in swimming?

Yes. She competes for Auburn University, and has won a Silver and Bronze medal for swimming, in the 2004 Olympics. These are Zimbabwe's 2nd and 3rd medals ever. The first was for field hockey, in 1980 (a boycotted Olympics). Fambai zhakanaka! Her events were: 100-meter Backstroke (SILVER) 200-meter Individual Medley (BRONZE) Tatenda! Personal: Full name is Kirsty Leigh Coventry ... Parents are Rob and Lyn Coventry ... Born Sept. 16, 1983 ... Hometown is Harare, Zimbabwe ... First Zimbabwe swimmer to win an Olympic Medal... Kirsty Coventry hopes the swimming medals she won for Zimbabwe at the Olympic Games will lift people's spirits in a country engulfed in political and economic chaos. Don't forget, there's still the 200-meter backstroke (on August 20), where she is also a medal contender! Definitely she is a represantative of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is a multi - racial Country and Kirsty is a native of Zimbabwe. She is just studying in the USA but that does not make her an American. People should appreaciate the good from our nation and avoid treating every good thing from Zimbabwe in negative terms. Is Gatlin competing from America? Absolutely. VIVA Zimbabwe Long Live our motherland - VIVA Kirsty

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What date do the 2012 Olympics end?

Closing ceremonies are scheduled for August 12.

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How many athletes did the US have at the Athens Olympics?

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What date do the London 2012 Olympics start?

The London Olympics start on July 27, 2012.

The Opening Ceremony begins at 7:30 pm ET.

Not true: Today -- July 26, 2012 -- there was an Olympic soccer match between Brazil and Egypt. They've already started!

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How many countries are involved in the 2012 Olympics?

There are 204 countries that are competing in Olympics for 2012 London.

Afghanistan

Albania

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Angola

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Burundi

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bahrain

Botswana

Belarus

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Cambodia

Canada

Cayman Islands

Central Africa

Chad

Chile

China Republic

Chinese Taipei

Colombia

Comoros

Cape Verde

Congo

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cote-d´lvoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Arab Rep. of Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

The Gambia

Germany

Ghana

Great Britain

Guinea-Bissau

Georgia

Greece

Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Italy

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordon

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Kenya

Korea people Republic

Korea Democratic People Republic

Kuwait

Laos

Latvia

Saint Lucia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Libya

Lichtenstein

Luxembourg

Rep. of Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Rep. of Moldova

Marshall Islands

Maldives

Malta

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Monaco

Montenegro

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Niger

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Palestine

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Rhodesia

Romania

Rwanda

Saint Lucia

St. Vincent & Gr.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Samoa

American Samoa

Western Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Senegal

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Slovakia

Swaziland

Serbia

Singapore

Spain

Sudan

Surinam

Syria

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Tanzania

Tonga

Thailand

Togo

Trinidad & Tobago

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

Tunisia

Turkey

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

Unified Team

United Arab Emirates

U.S.S.R.

U.S.A.

US Virgin Islands

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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Who will be carrying the Olympic torch in Dover?

The Olympic mascot - Wendover.

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How many sports are there in the London 2012 Olympics?

there's i think every sport apart from sime wrestling

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How long until the Olympics 2012?

about 101 days which will be 4 months

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When was the London Olympics last held?

The last Olympics held in London was in 1948

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What countries will be competing in the 2012 Olympics?

There are 204 countries that are competing in Olympics for 2012 London.

Afghanistan

Albania

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Angola

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bahrain

Botswana

Belarus

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cambodia

Canada

Cayman Islands

Central Africa

Chad

Chile

China Republic

Chinese Taipei

Colombia

Comoros

Cape Verde

Congo

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cote-d´lvoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Arab Rep. of Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

The Gambia

Germany

Ghana

Great Britain

Guinea-Bissau

Georgia

Greece

Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Italy

Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Jordon

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Kenya

Korea people Republic

Korea Democratic People Republic

Kuwait

Laos

Latvia

Saint Lucia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Libya

Lichtenstein

Luxembourg

Rep. of Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Rep. of Moldova

Marshall Islands

Maldives

Malta

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Monaco

Montenegro

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Palestine

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Romania

Rwanda

Saint Lucia

St. Vincent & Gr.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Manu Samoa

American Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Senegal

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Slovakia

Swaziland

Serbia

Singapore

Spain

Sudan

Surinam

Syria

Sweden

Switzerland

Tanzania

Tonga

Thailand

Togo

Trinidad & Tobago

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

Tunisia

Turkey

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

Unified Team

United Arab Emirates

U.S.S.R.

U.S.A.

US Virgin Islands

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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How many seats are in the Olympic Stadium in London?

approx. 80,000

there are 80,000 seats and it coats £486 million

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What will be the first sport in the London 2012 Olympics?

According to the events schedule on the official London 2012 Olympics website, the first sport to take place at the 2012 Olympics will be women's football, which will begin on July 25.

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What date does the 2012 Olympics start?

London Olympics 2012

27 July -12 Aug 2012

Paralympics

29 August - 9 Sept 2012

LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

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When do the 2012 London Olympics begin?

The 2012 London Olympics will officially begin on July 27.

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Where does the name Olympic Games come from?

They took place in Olympia, Greece.

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How many athletes are taking part in the Olympics 2012?

There are 10,960 athletes in London's 2012 Olympics. UK has the most with 557 athletes, followed by US with 534 and Russia with 441.

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