Why was tennis not included in the 2012 Olympics?
In tennis, mixed doubles returned to the Olympic programme for the first time since 1924. London’s bid featured the same 28 sports that had been included in other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games just two days after London had been selected as the host city.
Where was the Olympic boxing tournament held in 2012?
The boxing tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held from 28 July to 12 August at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.
Where did London win the right to host the 2012 Olympics?
The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50. Tragically, the celebrations in London were short-lived, being overshadowed by bombings on London’s transport system less than 24 hours after the announcement.
What did Missy Franklin win at the 2012 Olympics?
Kanayeva, Yevgeniya Yevgeniya Kanayeva of Russia performing en route to winning a gold medal in the individual rhythmic gymnastics all-around event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA/Alamy Missy Franklin after winning a gold medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Chris Schmid—Eyemage Media/Alamy
When was the draw for the 2012 Olympics for badminton?
If the score reached 20–20, the winner was the first player to lead by two points. If the score reached 29–29, the player who won the next point won the match. The draw for the groups was held on 23 July 2012.
Who was eliminated from the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two contenders were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50.
Who was the director of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle, received widespread acclaim throughout the world, particular praise from the British public and a minority of widely ranging criticisms from some social media sites. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, winning his 22nd medal.