London 2012 Olympic Games – Plan Your Visit!!

27th July 2012, will see the start of the Olympic Games in London.. hundreds of thousands of people will come to London and the UK for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.  This will be the third time that London will host the Olympic Games, earlier London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948.

The action packed two weeks marked with a lavish opening ceremony to the  equally grand closing ceremony, will surely make London this summer once in a lifetime experience. Accommodation is already in high demand, so make sure you book the perfect place to enjoy the London 2012 Olympic Games. For your stay in London Frasers Hospitality has various options, Fraser Suites in Kensington,  Fraser Place in Canary Wharf and Queens Gate, Fraser Residence Bishopsgate London,  Fraser Residence Blackfriars, Fraser Residence City, London, Fraser Residence Monument and  Fraser Residence Prince Of Wales Terrace. Check the website www.frasershospitality.com for details.

The 2012 Olympics will have 26 sports being played in over 34 venues. A list of some of the attractions starting from the Opening Ceremony is as follows:

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Friday, 27th July 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony is the first big event of the host country of the 30th Olympic Games with the athletes representing more than 205 nations and television audiences throughout the entire world.

This great inaugural celebration presents not only the delegations come to compete for medals on the sports field but also signals the end of the torch parade which will light the Olympic flame for the duration of the competition.

The kings of the athletics track will have the difficult task of making people forget the exploits of Usain Bolt for the sprint at the last Games in Beijing, or those of Michael Phelps in swimming, or the performance of Isinbayeva in pole-vaulting, symbolising the search for sporting excellence and Olympic values so dear to Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: Men’s 200m Freestyle Swimming Final

Monday, 30th July 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The men’s 200 metres freestyle is a swimming event where athletes typically use the crawl for speed.

The race pits the finest swimmers against each other employing every ounce of endurance and technique they can muster to make the difference in this short race.

Mark Spitz, Pieter van den Hoogenband and Ian Thorpe are the top swimmers in the discipline.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: Women’s 200m Freestyle Swimming Final
Tuesday, 31st July 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The women’s 200 metres freestyle is a swimming event where athletes typically use the crawl for speed.

The race pits the finest swimmers against each other employing every ounce of endurance and technique they can muster to make the difference in this short race.

Shirley Babashoff, Franziska van Almsick, Claudia Poll and Laure Manaudou are some of the top swimmers in this discipline.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: 100m Men’s Freestyle Final
Wednesday, 1st August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The 100 metre men’s freestyle swimming event is one where the athletes typically use the crawl for speed. The race pits the finest swimmers against each other employing every ounce of endurance and technique they can muster to make the difference in this short race.

Duke Kahanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Mark Spitz, Alexander Popov et Pieter van den Hoogenband number among the finest swimmers over this distance.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: 100m Women’s Freestyle Final
Thursday, 2nd August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The women’s 100 metres freestyle is a swimming event where athletes typically use the crawl for speed.

The race pits the finest swimmers against each other employing every ounce of endurance and technique they can muster to make the difference in this short race.

Dawn Fraser, Kornelia Ender and Inge de Bruijn are some of the top swimmers over this distance.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: Judo – 100kg Men’s Final
Friday, 3rd August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

An Olympic discipline since the Tokyo Games in 1964, Judo is a Japanese martial art involving two combatants in the same weight class for a period of 5 minutes for men during major competitions such as the World Championshipsor the Olympics.

The objective is, of course, to score points by skilfully immobilising opponents within the defined combat area.

Each successful movement wins a certain number of points with the first combatant to reach 10 points winning the fight ahead of time.

In the over 100kg category, Hitoshi Saito, David Douillet, Teddy Riner and Anton Geesink represent some of the top figures of the sport.

Train Station: DLR: Custom House for ExCeL

London 2012 Olympic Games: 100m Sprint Final
Saturday, 4th August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

Considered by athletics professionals and the general public as the star event of track and field, an Olympic sport for women since 1928, the 100 metres is the supreme showcase for the art of the sprint.

From the instant that the starter pistol is fired, total control of the body, speed and the perfect uniformity of each step, harmony and balance are all qualities required to be eligible to cross the finish line first and make history alongside such legendary female athletes as the controversial Florence Griffith Joyner, Gail Devers, Heike Drechsler, Katrin Krabbe, Marita Koch and Merlene Ottey. Names that have broken records many times over in the history of the discipline to succeed each other in seizing the coveted title of “fastest woman in the world”.

More recently, Christine Arron, Inger Miller, Muriel Hurtis and Chandra Sturrup have made their mark on the discipline, regularly breaking records at the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: 100m Sprint Final
Sunday, 5th August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

Considered by athletics professionals and the general public as the star event of track and field, an Olympic sport for men since 1896, the 100 metres is the supreme showcase for the art of the sprint.

From the instant that the starter pistol is fired, total control of the body, speed and the perfect uniformity of each step, harmony and balance are the qualities that must be mobilised in order to cross the finish line first and make history alongside such legendary male athletes as Jesse Owens, Jim Hines, Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, Donovan Bailey and Frankie Fredericks. Names that have broken records many times over in the history of the discipline to succeed each other in seizing the coveted title of “fastest man in the world”.

More recently, Maurice Greene, Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Christophe Lemaître, Usain Bolt and Francis Obikwelu have made their mark on the discipline, regularly breaking records at the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: 200m, Women’s Final
Wednesday, 8th August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The first half of the 200m race is run on a curve, but the final stretch allows athletes to make a lightning sprint for the finish line.

From the instant that the starter pistol is fired, total control of the body, speed and perfect uniformity of each step, harmony and balance are the qualities that must be mobilised in order to cross the finish line first and make history alongside such legendary female athletes as Florence Griffith Joyner, Heike Drechsler, Katrin Krabbe, Marita Koch and Merlene Ottey: names that have broken records many times over in the history of the discipline.

More recently, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, Allyson Felix and Veronica Campbell have made their mark on the discipline, regularly breaking records at the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games: 200m, Men’s Final
Thursday, 9th August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The first half of the 200m race is run on a curve, but the final stretch allows athletes to make a lightning sprint for the finish line.

From the instant that the starter pistol is fired, total control of the body, speed and the perfect uniformity of each step, harmony and balance are the qualities that must be mobilised in order to cross the finish line first and make history alongside such legendary male athletes as Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith, Pietro Mennea, Frankie Fredericks, Linford Christie and Michael Johnson: names that have broken records many times over in the history of the discipline.

More recently, Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt and Francis Obikwelu have made their mark on the discipline, regularly breaking records at the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Underground Station: Stratford

London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
Sunday 12th August 2012
Official website: http://www.london2012.com

The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony signals the leave-taking of the host country of the 30th Olympics to the athletes who have represented more than 205 nations and to television audiences throughout the whole world.

This major event also symbolises the handover between England and Brazil which is to be the next nation who will have the distinguished honour of hosting the next Games in 2016.

We’re therefore turning a new page just as in the same way the Olympic flame which will go out for good after a competition where medals, records and exceptional champions have punctuated the events of this fortnight devoted to the sporting values dear to Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
Underground Station: Stratford

 

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