Games of the XXX Olympiad
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012 held at London, England from 27th July to 12th August, 2012, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in London, England, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at 9 pm on 27th July, 2012. Titled ‘Isles of Wonder’, the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the capital has hosted the world’s biggest and most important sporting event. The Opening Ceremony reflected the key themes and priorities of the London 2012 Games, based on sports, inspiration, youth and urban transformation. It was a Ceremony ‘for everyone’ and celebrated contributions the UK has made to the world through innovation and revolution as well as the creativity and exuberance of British people. The Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was the second Games the Queen had opened personally, the first being the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. A short comic film starring Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond and the Queen as herself was screened during the ceremony. Live musical performers included Frank Turner, Mike Oldfield, London Symphony Orchestra (accompanied by Rowan Atkinson), Dizzee Rascal, Arctic Monkeys and Sir Paul McCartney, who performed the song “Hey Jude” at the end of the ceremony. The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics was held on 12 August 2012. The ceremony included a handover of the Olympic flag by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, and the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Participating Nations: 204
Participants: Around 10,500 athletes
Sports/Disciplines: 26 sports and 39 disciplines.
Pakistan’s participation in London 2012 Olympic Games
38-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the London 2012 Olympic Games.