Summer Olympics Begin

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London, United Kingdom from July 27 to August 12. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 nations are expected to participate in the Games. Twenty-six different sports will be played. You can view the schedule of the Games. “Survival”, a song by the UK band Muse, has been chosen as the official song for the London 2012 Olympics. You can watch it here.

Every national team that is competing in these Games will also have women athletes. These are the first Summer Olympic Games where women athletes from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Brunei will be participating.

Did you know?

A unique sculpture has been created for the London Olympic games by David Cerny, an artist from the Czech Republic. He has taken a red double decker bus, added gigantic arms to it, and created a bus that can do pushups.

 

Image Credits:  www.london2012.com for the London Olympics logo.