London Olympics 2012 News
• A Stunning Closing Ceremony
The London Olympics 2012 have ended and boy they have ended in some fashion. The entire ceremony was filled with colours and flashes of light making it almost a concert. This was some expensive set of entertainment that transpired. It was a fantastic representation of all the zeal and fervour that the spectators have experienced and the wonderful moments that London has embraced. With 46 gold medals US finished at the top followed by China with 38 gold medals.
• US showcased its Basketball dominance
The USA Basketball team finished their spectacular run in the Olympics by grabbing the deserving gold medal. The team played extremely well during the entire tournament to accomplish this achievement. It was a hard fought final but the men from USA were too good on the day for players from Spain. Kevin Durant was the highlight for USA as he scored 30 points in the match.
• Russia wins the Volleyball final
Russia emerged victorious in the Volleyball final of the London Olympics. They stunned the Brazilian team as they won the match coming from behind after being two set down. This in itself is a record in the final of Volleyball. This was the fourth Olympic title for them.
• Bolt involved in another world record
Usain Bolt was involved in another world record that was created in the Olympics 2012. The record was set up in the men 4*100 m relay which finished in just 36.84 seconds leading Jamaica to another gold medal. The lightening fast athlete repeated his success of winning three successive medals in Olympics and did not forget to pay tribute to the double Olympic champion Mo Farah.
• Olympics curse for Brazil
The fortunes did not favour the football crazy nation once again as they were unable to win the final match in the Olympics 2012. The Brazilian team was defeated by Mexico by 2-1 at Wembley. Oribe Peralta was the star for Mexico as he scored a double to keep the five times world champions away from the gold. This has further extended the long wait for Brazil to win an Olympic gold medal in Football.
• US women win another gold medal
The US women team in the 4*100 m relay gave their nation another proud moment by winning the gold medal. It was very much a predictable win for the US in what was the last night for athletic events in the London Olympics 2012. Russia finished second and Jamaica third to claim the silver and bronze medal respectively.
• US magic in the Basketball continues
The US Basketball team continues to exhibit its dominance in the Basketball court and have won one more match to place themselves in the final. They defeated Argentina with the final score line being 109-83. They are all set to play Spain in the finals on Sunday and are favourites to win that clash too.
• US women set another record in Olympics
The US women team have claimed another feat by winning the gold medal in the 4*100 m relay in a record time of 40.82 seconds. Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter were the team members of USA who were too good on the day to break the record which has been in existence since 1985. The Jamaicans finished in the second place.
• Taekwondo gold retained by Hwang
South Korea's Hwang Kyung successfully defended her title in the under 67-Kilograms category to win gold medal for her country. She has reached an unprecedented height by becoming the first woman to win medals in this category in three successive Olympics. This achievement speaks for itself about the wonderful skill of the athlete and her composure as well. Nur Tatar of Turkey fought well and finished second to win the silver medal for her country.
• US dominates Basketball regime
The US exuberance in the Basketball court was once again reflected in their match against Australia. Kobe Bryant lifted the spirits of the Americans in the second half as there was no match to his skills. This eye-catching performance has booked a place for US in the semi-finals. In the other match Spain emerged victorious as they defeated France to qualify for the semi-finals.
• Glory for Montenegro in men's Water Polo
It was a stunning performance from Boris Zlokovic as he scored four times in the match to enable Montenegro to defeat Spain and move in to the last four in the men's water polo event. Italy defeated the defending champions Hungary to qualify for the semi-finals as well. Serbia too showcased their talent as they scored six goals in the second half to place themselves in the final four.
• Controversies in the Boxing arena
More controversy was in store for boxing as China's Zou Shimming defeated Kazakhstan's Birzhan Zakhypov to strengthen his fight for the gold. The Kazakhstani boxer was unhappy with the loss and blamed the judges for the controversial ruling. A number of decisions that have been taken in the ongoing boxing event of Olympics 2012 have already been critical and this has further enhanced the animosity amongst the fans.
• Zonderland stuns the crowd with his electric show
Epke Zonderland of Holland enthralled the crownd with his amazing performance in the at the North Greenwich arena. The 26 year old managed to overcome one of the most difficult combinations to win his first Olympic gold. Defending Olympic champion Zou Kai put up some excellent moments during the course of his journey but he had to contend with the bronze medal.
• Intensity deepens in the Football Contest
Brazil and Mexico will now be contesting for the gold medal in the London Olympics 2012 as both of them are now through to the finals. The brilliant side of Brazil is now favourites to add another honour to their already magnificent football history. The final match is to be played at Wembley on Saturday.
• Dope Test Found Positive
Controversies do not seem to settle in the ongoing London Olympics. After the issues over the umpiring and overturned decisions in boxing, the effect of doping is back in the limelight. The most recent of the accused is the American judoka Nick Delpopolo. The American had tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (common name-THC). In an interview the athlete said that he is abashed with the incident and did not know about the presence of any such drug when he consumed some unknown food.
• Hungary Victorious in the Handball Competition
Hungary defeated Serbia in the knock out match to book their place in the quarter finals of the men's Handball competition. They defeated their competitors with a final score line of 26-23. In the initial stages of the match the team was lagging behind but with some spirited performances in the second half they ensured that they will be the winners.
• China's dominance in Table Tennis
China is very close to making a clean sweep of gold medals in the table-tennis category of the ongoing London Olympics. Zhang Jike, Wang Hao and Ma Long have now entered the finals of the men's event. They are well on course of creating history and pushing their country to be at the number one spot.
• Usain Bolt does it again
This lightening fast athlete has made his competitors look insignificant in front of his skill once again. Usain Bolt successfully defended his 100m title not only by finishing first but also by creating a new Olympic record. He finshed the race in just 9.63 seconds followed by Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin at second and third place respectively.
• Federer loses to Murray in Final
Rogerer Federer's dream to win an Olympic gold was thrashed by Andy Murray when he smashed the Wimbeldon Champion in straight sets by 6-2, 6-0, 6-4. This is the first time that Federer has lost in straight sets at the Centre Court. Meanwhile, in the women's doubles the Williams sisters showcased their magic once again by winning another Olympic gold. Del Potro defeated Djokovic to pick up the bronze medal.
• Badminton gold for China
The defending Olympic champion Lin Dan lived up to the expectations and won the badminton finals to clinch gold medal for China. The legendary badminton player defeated Malaysia's Lee in a thrilling contest by 15-21 21-10 21-19. It was another gold medal for China in the women's double badminton final as the pair of Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei defeated Japan's Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa.
• Serena wins gold with an emphatic win
In the women's wimbeldon final Serena Williams displayed are amazing power and skills to thrash Sharapova in straight sets by 6-0, 6-1 to pick the gold medal. The champion tennis player has now won 17 consecutive matches which truly reflect the calibre of the player she is. In the men's double final the Bryan brothers won the match to increase the count of gold medals for Britain. In the mixed doubles semi final Andy Murray and Laura Robson won their match to book their place in the finals.
• Michael Phelps ends his Career with gold
The legendary athlete Michael Phelps won his 18th Olympic gold in what was the match of his career. He accomplished the victory in the 4*100 m medley relay. While Sun Yang of China created another record in the ongoing Olympics by bettering his own previous record in the 1500 m freestyle event. The 20 year old swimmer completed the race in just 21 minutes 31.02 seconds.
• Bolt makes it to the Semi finals
Usain Bolt the defending champion in the 100 m event showed the glimpse of his talent to qualify for the semi finals. He completed the race in just 10.09 seconds. In a lightening race Bolt has announced his presence in the Olympics and is waiting to successfully defend his title.
• Federer the Legend
It was another day of extremely exciting sporting action in London Olympics 2012. Roger Federer was stretched to what many would say an unprecedented extends in a three set match in the semis against Del potro but he finally emerged as the winner. It was a nail biting finish with some extravagant tennis skills on the show. In another match Andy Murray defeated Djokovic to book his seat in the finals. Serena Williams and Maraia Sharapova also won their matches to reach the finals.
• Michael Phelps won his third gold
Michael Phelps won his third gold in the ongoing Olympics in what would be his last individual event before retirement. The Champion athlete was ecstatic with his victory in the 100m butterfly event. There was a tie between South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Evgeny Korotyshkin, both securing silver medal for their performances.
• Britain rises in the medal tally
After a series of some spectacular performance from the athletes of Great Britain in the last 48 hours, the Country is now placed 4th in the medals tally. It has a total count of 22 medals including 8 gold medals. This medal count is better by 14 medals than what it was in the Beijing Olympics at the same stage. United States is now at the top followed by China and South Korea.
• Referee Expelled
After the doping incident gaining the limelight another unfortunate event transpired. In an incident that disgraced the mega event, Ishanguly Meretnyyazov of Turkmenistan (Refree) was expelled for not being able to prevent a bout that led to a fighter being knocked six times to the ground. What was astonishing was that the protagonist boxer was judged as the winner, but the decision was changed later.
• Intriguing Contests
In the tennis area, a lot of aggression was shown by the favourites to combat their chances of winning gold. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray won their quarterfinal matches and are through to the semis. In the women's category Serena Wlliams won her match and stormed in to the semis as well. The United States Basketball team created new Olympics record to continue their undefeated run in the London Olympics 2012. They defeated Nigeria with the score line of 156-73.
• British Rowers Shine
In a spectacular performance put up by Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins a new Olympic best time was set up. With this effort they have entered in to the finals of women's Double Scull. They have sent a strong statement to their competitors and are now favourites to win gold in this event.
• Britain wins its First Gold
Yes! It has happened for the host nation. Finally the moment has arrived for the Great Britain as they clinched their first gold in London Olympics 2012. Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning brought the moment of pride for the nation as the two won in the women's pair. The duo looked calmed from the beginning of the race and when the race reached its peak moments they accelerated to ensure victory.
• Wiggins creates Record with his Win
Bradley Wiggins won seventh Olympic medal in the men's time trial to create a British record of highest number of individual medals won. The Tour de France winner finished the course of 44 km in 50 minutes 39 seconds to accomplish this triumph. With this victory he is now ahead of the rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave.
• New Records Emerge
The United States' women's team in 200 m freestyle relay established a new record by completing the race in just seven minutes 42. 92 seconds. Missy Franklin provided the US team a great start and from there on it was no looking back and the team finished the race not only winning gold medal but also creating a new record. Thrilling action is expected on the next day which may even result in breaking and establishing of new records.
• Excitement Intensifies
Team USA in Gymnastics produced some thrilling action to come out of the event as the champions. Everyone was expecting this and it has finally transpired. If they had not been able to do so it would have been nothing less than disappointment for them and their fans. Novak Djokovic also won with spectacular performance against Andy Roddick showing his promise for the gold. Chad le Clos astonished Michael Phelps by defeating him with an agonizingly close margin in the 200m butterfly event.
• China Extends its Lead
Meanwhile, in the medals tally the excitement is building up as China has further extended its lead by grabbing more gold medals. It now has a total of 13 gold, 5 ahead of the second ranked United States. However, the total medal count for both of them still remains the same and is 22 at present.
• India's Quest for Glory Continues
Indian athletes continue to fight for glory in the Olympics. After Narang's win yesterday, players are motivated to put in a tougher fight. Devendro Singh in boxing and Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa in badminton won their matches. But there were disappointments in archery, rowing and even in Tennis. The Indian pair of Bhupati abd Boppana crashed out of the Olympics and failed to live up to their promise.
• Athletes Continue to Impress
We are just into day three of London Olympics and have already seen some thrilling contest and victories. Excitement enthralled the spectators in the 100m backstroke competition as Matt Grevers of the United States created a new Olympic record by finishing the race in 52.16 seconds. Another record was broken by the North Korean Kim Un Guk in men's 62 kg weightlifting. The empty seat scandal still remains a popular issue among the followers of the games.
• China Incessantly Strong
China continues to exhibit its dominance in the games leading the medal tally with 9 gold and 17 medals overall. The United States which also has a total count of 17 medals ranks second by securing 5 gold so far.
• Gagan Narang - he won the bronze medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle
Gagan Narang emerged as the shooting star for India as he won the bronze medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle category giving India its first medal in the London Olympics 2012. However, Abhinav Bindra failed to defend his title and hence could not make it to the finals. Indian Hockey team disappointed as they registered a loss in their first match. But Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa won their doubles match in badminton to keep the hopes of qualifying in the quarter finals alive.
• Day 2: Action Filled with Surprise in Olympics 2012
It was an action oriented second day in the London Olympics. The sporting personalities left no stone unturned to provide the spectators with some thrilling action and gave their best for the gold. The amazing performances game from the dominant quarters of America in the women's gymnastics. Surprises were also thrown in as the Euro Champion Spain was eliminated from the men's football competition as a result of their loss to Honduras.
China at the Top
At the end of the day two, China continues to be at the top of the medal tally with six gold and twelve medals overall. The second day brought China two gold and four silver medals. The United States stands at the second position with three gold and eleven medals overall.
India Fighting for Glory
There was some bad news for India in the archery team event as the team of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro was knocked out. Disappointments also came from table tennis and shooting section as Indian players lost their matches in both categories. However, there were some positives on the day as the Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, boxer Jai Bhagwan and rower Swarn Singh Virk won their matches and kept the hopes of winning medals alive.
• China Wins the First Gold
The London Olympics 2012 after a scintillating opening ceremony have now gone on to bring some terrific sporting action. Opening games were organised in different categories in this sporting extravaganza. All the major players who competed on the first day did not struggle and played according to their reputation. It was a great day for the Chinese and an auspicious start for them in this mega event as they were able to grab four gold medals.
First Gold in London Olympics
Shooter Yi Silling of China became the first recipient of the gold medal in London Olympics 2012. The 23 year old live up to the expectation and secured top position in the 10 metre air rifle category at Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. She overcame her nearest challenger Poland's Sylwia Bogacka to grab the gold medal.
Gloomy Start for Indians
The opening day of the games started on an unsatisfactory note for the Indians as the mixed doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju lost their first group match. Indian players also disappointed in archery, shooting and boxing. However, Kashyap and Ghosh were able to bring some respite to the Indian fans as they won their first round match in badminton and table tennis respectively.
• The long waiting for the London Olympics 2012 is at last over
The long waiting for the London Olympics 2012 is at last over. The city of London is buzzing around with fun and excitement to have the glimpse of the sports events. Olympics is being hosted for the third time after 1908 and 1948 series, in London. The Olympics takes place for a period of seventeen days. In 2012, Olympics is being held from 27 July to 12 August.
The Olympics sponsors vary from series to series and this time the sponsors are Adidas, BP, BMW, BT, EDF, British Airways, Lloyds TSB. Acer, Coca- Cola, GE, Dow, Atos Origin, Omega, Macdonalds, Panasonic, Samsung, Visa and P&G are the world level sponsors.
The Olympics logo for the series 2012 was designed by Wolff. The logo has the year embedded in it. The Olympic rings form the zeros in 2012. The flag has five colored rings which represent the five continents in the world and the white background which interconnects the rings. The opening ceremony has been named as The Isles of wonder. Danny Boyle will be the Director for this opening Ceremony. Danny is the Academy winning film director.
The venue for Olympics 2012 has been organized in Greater London and certain parts of Scotland. The Games will take place in Olympics Stadium. Around two hundred and four countries are participating in Olympics. Thirty two games have been organized and 10500 athletes will be taking part in this year's series.
Having a glimpse of Olympics is one of the excellent occasions to enjoy especially for a sports freak. If you are unable to make it to London you can always watch the events in the television channels.
• 'Incredible honour' to carry Olympic torch: Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has carried the olympics flame before opening ceremony
The Amitabh bachchan is 69-year old he will cover a distance of 300 meters at southwark in boroughs of London Olympics starting at 10.50am a moment for me country. In the recent past bollywood stars have been a part of Olympics torch realy.
• London Olympics: a hotbed of betting
All london betting houses may offer odds on every sports of london olympics 2012. According to a former olympics medalist, london olympics game may suffer from a hotbed of sexual activities also.
The newly arrests of men and women related to alleged offences including misconduct in a public office,bribery and perverting the course of justice. It is possible that dozens of courts may have hotbeds of corruption with criminals paying dodgy clerks to destroy records.
• David Beckham given role in opening ceremony
David Beckham could be joined by Muhammad Ali in Friday's opening ceremony for London Olympic 2012. The 37-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder had hoped to play for Britain's soccer team at the Games, but he was not included in the squad by coach Stuart Pearce. But there will still be a spot for Beckham on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.
Beckham said an interview, "It is some kind of role in the opening ceremony which I am honored to be involved in because obviously I was involved in the start process with this seven years ago. And for Seb (Sebastian Coe) to have kept me involved, I'm very proud of that." Beckham declined to say more about his role. Beckham previously stated that he wanted an Olympian and not himself to light the Olympic torch during the ceremony.
• London Olympics push security to new levels
London Olympics are going to start from 27th July 2012, means just after 2 days. So the security system should be best of London Olympics 2012. UK Government and other Private Security Companies are going to eye on London Olympics.
Security Level is boosting up. Spy cams, Civil dress Guards, Ludge checking and any other type of security is being processed. There are aprox 37000 troops of British Military and Other Home security guards organizations.
• Last minute security change for London Olympics 2012
On 27th of July, The Olympics Games are going to start. what we are seeing?. The G4S statff is not sufficient for London Olympics Security. Now the British Army provides 3,500 extra troops for Olympics security.
For the best security reason, 23,700 best security force will be in london Olympics. Here 17,000 are troops, Private Security Guard and some of London Olympics Volunteers.
Home Secretary Theresa May said, "Let me reiterate there is no question of Olympic security being compromised," in parliament.
• Beckham says he should not light Olympic torch
David Beckham has said he is not the right person for to light the torch and to do officially opening ceremonie. He also said that this honor should go to any of gold medalist in Olympics.
"I've always said, lighting the torch in the stadium is something that should be done by an Olympian, who has done incredible things for our country and won gold medals." Beckham said in Los Angeles.
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