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  1. London Olympic Games 2012 Meelis Mäearu G1C

  2. Opening ceremony • Opening ceremony was held on the 27th of July 2012 in the Olympic Stadium. • The size of audience on the opening ceremony was about 80 000 people. • There was about 15 000 volunteers, who worked there for no money. • Aswell there were about 10 500 athletes from 204 different countries, including Estonia. • Also there was about 120 different world leaders including Michelle Obama with his children. • London Olympics were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

  3. LOGO • Publicreaction to the main logo in a June 2007 BBC poll was largely negative;more than 80% of votes gave it the lowest possible rating. Several newspapers ran their own logo competitions, displaying alternative submissions from their readers, and several writers from news agencies criticised the logo. • In February 2011, Iran threatened to boycott the Olympics, complaining that the logo appeared to spell out the word „Zion". • Below you may see London 2012 Olympics Official logo. [6] - Zion means Jerusalem

  4. MASCOTS • There were 2 mascots in that olympics, they were named Wenlock and Mandeville. • Wenlock’s name is inspired by Much Wenlock in Shropshire, England, where in 1850 the Wenlock Olympian Society held its first Olympian Games, regarded as an inspiration for the modern Olympic games.[ The five friendship rings on his wrists correspond to the five Olympic rings, and three points on his head represent the three places on the podium. The pattern on his body symbolises the whole world coming to London, and the shape of his helmet represents the shape of the Olympic Stadium. [1]

  5. MASCOTS • Mandeville is named after the Stoke Mendeville Hospital inAylesbury,Buckinghamshire.In 1948, Stoke Mandeville organised the first Stoke Mandeville Games considered to be the precursor to the Paralympics. The three spikes on Mandeville's helmet represent thePayalympic Agitos [2]

  6. BUDGET [3]

  7. MAIN STADIUMS • Designed by internationally acclaimed architect ZahaHadid, the breathtaking Aquatics Centre is one of the permanent venues specially constructed for London 2012. • It forms part of the gateway to the Olympic Park – more than two-thirds of spectators will enter the Park at the south-east corner via a bridge that forms part of the venue’s roof. - Aquatics Centre [5]

  8. MAIN STADIUMS • ExCeLwasthe largest competition venue at the London 2012 Games. • Experienced at staging major events, it wasmade up of five different arenas, each of which is hosting a different sport at London 2012. - ExCel [4]

  9. SOURCES • [1]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Wenlock%2C_Westminster_Abbey.jpg/170px-Wenlock%2C_Westminster_Abbey.jpg • [2]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Mandeville%2C_Horse_Guards_Parade.jpg/170px-Mandeville%2C_Horse_Guards_Parade.jpg • [3]http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/7/25/1343227695364/Olympic-spending-interact-008.jpg • [4]http://www.london2012.com/mm/Photo/sport/General/01/30/06/80/1300680_M02.jpg • [5]http://www.london2012.com/mm/Photo/spectators/Venue/01/39/36/72/1393672_M02.jpg • [6] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/2012_Summer_Olympics_logos.svg/600px-2012_Summer_Olympics_logos.svg.png

  10. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!