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Information on London Olympics 2012

For a sport to evoke an interest among the natives of a country, it is very essential that the sports persons perform decently well, if not emerge winners always. Who would like to sit glued to a match, whose outcome will generally be the country they are sporting loosing almost every time? This applies aptly to Indian Olympic Scenario. The performance of the Indian athletes at the Olympics improved considerably with Indian athletes getting individual medals for the country.

Among the various sporting events scheduled to be held in the year 2012, London Olympics are the one already inviting a lot of attention. Thanks to the phenomenal performance of the Indian athletes at the Beijing Olympics, expectations are very high from the Indian athletes this time. Every Indian is waiting for the performance at the Beijing Olympics to be repeated and hoping for the Indian athletes to put up a much better show this time around. Indians desire for more heroes like Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Vijender Kumar who brought accolades for the country in their respective sports.

The London Olympics will start from 27th July 2012 and continue till 12th July 2012. The events of the opening ceremony will be coordinated and put together by the renowned Hollywood director Danny Boyle and his team which will be followed by parade of the teams' nation wise. This will kick start a sporting extravaganza lasting several days. The sporting events to be held in the London Olympics include Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Diving, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics (artistics, rythemic and Trampoline), Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling and few others. Athletes from around 204 National Olympics Committees will participate in the upcoming London Olympics.

Paralympic Sports are also held each year at the Olympics and this year is no exception. For those unaware, Paralympic sports are events held for the athletes with physical disabilities. There are as many as 20 events that will be held under Paralympic section of the Olympics. These include Cycling, Equestrian, Football, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Sailing, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Rowing, Wheel Chair Basketball, Wheel Chair Fencing, Wheel Chair Rugby, and Wheel Chair table tennis among several others.

If you want to be a part of one of the major sporting events in the world, go grab your ticket any day from 29th November 2011 to 6th February 2012. You can book your tickets online through your Visa (debit and Credit) cards. If you are an Olympic enthusiast and planning to visit London for the games, don't forget to get your hands on some cool merchandise available throughout the stores in UK and London.

Olympics will conclude on 12th August 2012 with a vibrant Closing Ceremony. The event will see parade of athletes, playing of Olympic anthem, extinguishing of the Olympic flame, and a speech by the president declaring the games closed.

Olympics games are an occasion for the nations to come together at a platform and display and explore their strengths and weaknesses. Besides, they inculcate a feeling of the "One Nation" in the people worldwide.

Last Updated on 8/6/2012