The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, and also known as London 2012 as per the official logo, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris.
London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.
The 2012 Olympic will use a mixture of new venues, existing and historic facilities, and temporary facilities, in and around London, some of them in well-known locations such as Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade.
Around 10,500 athletes from 204 countries compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in 302 events in 26 sports.