London Olympics 2012 -1 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 3rd August 2011
  1. Which were the final FIVE cities in the running for the Olympic hosting in 2012? Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris and of course London.
  2. 2012 will be the third occasion that London will host the Olympic Games, name the dates of the previous occasions? 1908 and 1948.
  3. Which FIVE London boroughs will host the 2012 Olympic Games? Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich.
  4. What will be the capacity of the Olympic stadium during the 2012 games? 80,000
  5. At which venue will the archery events be hosted at the 2012 London Olympics? Lords Cricket Ground.
  6. How many sports will feature in the 2012 London Olympics? 26 different sports [20 in the Paralympics].
  7. Who are the TWO mascots of the 2012 London Olympics? Wenlock [The Olympics] and Mandeville [The Paralympics].
  8. Who is the Chairman of LOCOG [the London Organising committee] for the 2012 London Olympics? Lord Sebastian Coe.
  9. Which iconic building was designed for the 2012 London Olympics by acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid? The Aquatic Centre.
  10. Where will the first event of the 2012 London Olympics be held? Millennium Stadium in Cardiff [25th July 2012 Women's Football preliminaries].
  11. Which TWO pop stars performed in the Olympic handover ceremony in Beijing? Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page.
  12. From what material was the 2012 Olympic torch made? Aluminium.
  13. What venue hosted the 2012 London Olympics equestrian events? Greenwich Park.
  14. Who is the President of the British Olympic Association [BOC]? HRH The Princess Royal.
  15. What was the O2 Arena known as during the London Olympics? The North Greenwich Arena [The branding of stadia not allowed by the IOC].
  16. All horses competing in Olympic equestrian events must be the same nationality as their rider, is this TRUE or FALSE? It's TRUE.
  17. Which Greek Goddess featured on the front of the winner's medals at the 2012 London Olympics? Nike, the Goddess of Victory.
  18. What number was the 2012 London Olympics? XXX [The 30th Modern Olympiad].
  19. Which TWO Olympic sports are ONLY contested by women? Synchronised Swimming and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
  20. Which city will play host to the 2016 Olympic games? Rio de Janeiro.

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