Remembering London 2012

The London Olympic Games of 2012, was the 1st games to benefit from ubiquitous social and media sharing from athletes, audience and the primary media broadcasters.

These links, images, videos – summarise for me some of those memories that have formed an indelible mark across our global memory.

The Opening Ceremony:

Fireworks light up the stadium at Opening Ceremony

Fireworks are set off around the Olympic Stadium

My Game Highlights:

Michael Phelps dives off the blocks

Michael Phelps competes in the men's 100m Butterfly

Jessica Ennis crosses the line during the women's Heptathlon 800m to win overall gold

Jessica Ennis reacts after winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon

Greg Rutherford competes in the men's Long Jump Final

Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his gold and silver medals

David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya races to win gold and sets a new world record in the men's 800m Final

Usain Bolt wins gold in the men's 100m Final

Jamaica celebrate next to the clock after winning gold and setting a new world record of 36.84 during the Men's 4 x 100m Relay

Gold medallists Mo Farah and Usain Bolt of Jamaica pose on the podium

Mo Farah poses with his London 2012 medals

Spectators:

Spectators soak up the sun during the Beach Volleyball competition

Fans enjoy the atmosphere at Eton Dorney

Closing Ceremony:

The Olympic Stadium comes alive with a Union Jack colour explosion

An explosion of light marks the end of a spectacular ceremony

 

Medals, Stats and Stories of Note:

Final Medal count:

image

Stats:

10961 Athletes, from 205 countries, 11 countries represented with only 2 athletes,  4 countries with over 400 athletes (Australia – 414, Russia – 441, USA – 539, Great Britain – 558).

Stories of Note:

Video Channels:

Other:

Olympic.org

So thank you London for a wonderful event, we all hope your legacy lasts long.

 

Disclaimer: No credit for images as shared via the London2012 site – and presumed shareable due to links in the photo galleries.

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