The London Olympics 2012
Will and Guy present their humour for the 2012 Olympics to be held in London, England.
There are four official base colours, and another version of the logo for the 2012 Summer Paralympics. The Paralympics logo [mixed colours left] and the four different official colour combinations.
Venues for The London Olympics 2012
London will host the Olympic Games for the third time after previous games in 1908 and 1948. This makes London the first city to host the modern Olympics for a third time. The games are expected to be close to downtown London around 20 min from 80% of the sporting events.
26 sports with a total of 39 disciplines feature in the 2012 London Games. The Olympic Village will be based in Stratford, including the newly built Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Hockey Centre, Velodrome and a BMX track. See more on the London Olympics locations.
Stamps for the London 2012 Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27th July to 12th August 2012.
In 1921, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, borrowed a Latin phrase from his friend, Father Henri Didon, for the Olympic motto: "Citius, Altius, Fortius" which translates as: Swifter, Higher, Stronger.
The ancient Olympic Games as with the modern Olympic Games are quadrennial events, meaning they are celebrated every four years. This four year time-span is known as an Olympiad. Unfortunately, this calendar was not used by every Greek city-state; indeed, there was no common dating system in the ancient era because the Babylonians, Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans used different calendars. However, as they were conquered by the Romans, so they imposed the Julian calendar, named after Julius Caesar; thus giving the world a common time base.
Sculptor Willard Wigan has created a model of diver Tom Daley on the end of an eyelash.
Willard spent months painstakingly carving the extraordinary model out of specks of gold so small even the pulse in his finger could crush it.
For the sculpture, his smallest to date, he even painted Tom using a hair from the leg of a fruit fly.
Translating the British, 2012, by Carol Ann Duffy
A summer of rain, then a gap in the clouds
We are on our marks. We are all in this together.
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