Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Olympic Medals and Olympic Closing Ceremony Tickets


In December 2010, it was announced that the Royal Mint would produce the medals for the Olympic and Paralympics Games. The Royal Mint expected to produce around 4,700 medals for the games. The medals are 7mm thick and weigh between 375-400g.
They are designed by David Watkins. Each medal will have the sport and the discipline engraved on the rim. Like the last few Olympic medal designs the front will once again have Greek goddess of victory, Nike, stepping from Parthenon. The reverse side has the Games logo, and a ribbon depicting the River Thames with a grid symbolizing pulling together and radiating energy. 
The medals will have a purple ribbon attached to them which symbolizes Royalty and protocol. The Princess Royal unveiled the design of the Olympic medals. In a poll by the Telegraph just 66% of the people who voted liked the design. Designer David Watkins said "I knew it was a take it and love it design and If not sorry. There was no plan B.
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Olympic Bidding process and Olympic Opening Ceremony Tickets


By the bid submission deadline of 15 July 2003, nine cities had submitted bids to host the 2012 Olympics. These cities were Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.  On 18 May 2004, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as a result of a scored technical evaluation, reduced the number of cities to five: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, and Paris.
By 19 November 2004, all five candidate cities had submitted their candidate file to the International Olympic Committee. The IOC inspection team visited the five candidate cities during February and March 2005. The Paris bid suffered two setbacks during the IOC inspection visit: a number of strikes and demonstrations coinciding with the visits and a report coming out that Guy Drut, one of the key members of the Paris bid team and IOC member, would face charges over alleged corrupt party political finances.
On 6 June 2005, the International Olympic Committee released its evaluation reports for the five candidate cities. Although these reports did not contain any scores or rankings, the evaluation report for Paris was considered the most positive, now followed closely by London which had narrowed down most of the gap observed by the initial evaluation in 2004 regarding Paris. Also New York and Madrid obtained very positive evaluation reports.
Throughout the process and up to the vote at the 117th IOC Session, Paris was widely seen as the favorite to win the nomination, particularly as this was its third bid in recent history. Originally London was seen lagging Paris by considerable margin; however, this started to improve with the appointment of Sebastian Coe as new head of London 2012 on 19 May 2004. In late August 2004, some reports started emerging predicting a London and Paris tie in the 2012 bid. In the final run up to the 117th IOC Session, London and Paris appeared to be increasingly in a neck-and-neck race. On 1 July 2005, Jacques Rogge, when asked who the winner would be, told the assembled press: "I cannot predict it since I don't know how the IOC members will vote. But my gut feeling tells me that it will be very close. Perhaps it will come down to a difference of say ten votes, or maybe less".
On 6 July 2005, the final selection was announced at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, where the 117th IOC Session was held. Here Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair was the only leader of the five candidate cities' countries to make a personal lobby he had also been the only one to attend the 2004 Olympics. Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two cities left in contention were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes, defeating Paris's 50. Various French publications blamed the Paris loss on French President Jacques Chirac's statements before the vote that "We can't trust people who have such bad food. After Finland, it's the country with the worst food." Two current members of the International Olympic Committee are from Finland. Several other news sources cited Bertrand Delanoe's complaint regarding Tony Blair's secret late night meetings with numerous African IOC representatives as having a more significant impact on final vote. When reporting London's win, British media covered the expectant crowds in both France and Britain and in the other bid cities and contrasted the jubilant reaction in London to the reaction of the crowd in Paris, where many had gathered in hope of a French win. However, the celebrations in London were overshadowed when London's transport system was attacked by terrorists less than 24 hours after the announcement.
In December 2005, it was alleged by Alex Gilady, a senior IOC official, that London had won the right to host the Olympics only because of a voting error. A London 2012 spokesman dismissed this, saying "At the end of the day, it was a secret ballot. This is the opinion of one individual. The result is what matters and we are not going to be drawn into speculation.” Olympic Opening Ceremony has more importance than other events and sports of Olympic Games. Many stars are coming to increase the charm and atmosphere of enjoyment. Olympic Opening ceremony Tickets are being sold more and more. People are interested to enjoy this ceremony live. Olympic Opening Ceremony Tickets are available at Global Ticket Market. Global Ticket Market is selling all Olympic Tickets at inexpensive rates. So, you can buy Olympic Opening Ceremony Tickets or any other kind of Olympic Tickets from Global Ticket Market easily, securely and at cheap prices.

Friday, 16 December 2011

North Greenwich Arena and Olympic Closing Ceremony Tickets

The O2 arena, referred to as North Greenwich Arena in context of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics is a multipurpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2, a large entertainment complex on the Greenwich peninsula in London, England.
With a capacity of up to 20,000 depending on the event, it is second largest arena in the UK after the Manchester Evening News Arena (MEN Arena) and one of the largest in Europe. In 2008, The O2 Arena took the crown of the world's busiest music arena from the MEN Arena, a title which it had held since 2001. Following the closure of the Millennium Experience at the end of 2000, the Millennium Dome was leased to Meridian Delta Ltd. in 2001, for redevelopment as an entertainment complex. This included plans for an indoor arena. Construction of the arena started in 2003 and finished in 2007. Owing to the impossibility of using cranes inside the dome structure, the arena's roof was constructed on the ground within the dome and then lifted. The arena building's structure was then built around the roof. The arena building, which houses the arena and the arena concourse, is independent from all other buildings in The O2 and houses all the arena's facilities. The whole arena building takes up 40% of the total dome structure.
During the 2012 Summer Olympics it is scheduled to be the venue for gymnastics, for which it will have a spectator capacity of 16,500, and for basketball finals, for which it will have a capacity of 20,000. During the 2012 Summer Paralympics it is scheduled to be the venue for wheelchair basketball finals, for which it will have a capacity of 18,000. Due to IOC sponsorship regulations, it will officially be known as North Greenwich Arena during the games. The rest of the basketball and wheelchair basketball competitions will take place at an arena in the Olympic Park, a 6,000 seat temporary venue called North Greenwich Arena 2 was to be built nearby to stage the Olympic badminton and rhythmic gymnastics events, but these will now take place in the Wembley Arena.
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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Old Trafford and Olympic Closing Ceremony Tickets


Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England which is the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 75,811, Old Trafford is the second-largest football stadium in England after Wembley, the third largest in the United Kingdom and the eleventh-largest in Europe. The stadium is approximately half a mile from Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent tram station.
The ground, nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton, has been United's home since 1910, except for 1941 to 1949. Following the bombing of the stadium during the Second World War, the club shared Maine Road with Manchester City. The ground underwent several expansions in the 1990s and 2000s, including the addition of extra tiers to the North, West and East stands. The stadium's record attendance is 76,962 for the 1939 FA Cup semi final between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Grimsby Town.
The ground has frequently hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue and several England international fixtures while the new Wembley Stadium was under construction. It also hosted matches at the1966 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996, as well as the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final. Aside from football related uses, Old Trafford has hosted rugby league's Super League Grand Final since the league's adoption of playoffs in 1998 and the final of the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

Adjacent to the South Stand of the stadium is Manchester United Football Ground railway station. The station is between the Deans Gate and Trafford Park stations on the Southern Route of Northern Rail's Liverpool to Manchester line, and is only open on match days. The ground is also serviced by both the Altrincham and Eccles lines of the Manchester Metro link network, with the nearest stops being Exchange Quay at nearby Salford Quays, and Old Trafford, which it shares with the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Both stops are a five minute walk from the football ground.
Buses 255 and 256, which are run by Stagecoach Manchester and 263, which is run by Arriva North West run from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester to Chester Road, stopping near Sir Matt Busby Way, while Stagecoach's 250 and X50 services stop outside Old Trafford on Wharf side Way. There are also additional match buses on the 256 service, which run between Old Trafford and Manchester city centre. Other services that serve Old Trafford are Arriva's 69 service (Stratford Eccles) which stops on Chester Road plus First Manchester service 53 (Cheetham Pendleton) and Stagecoach's 84 service (Withington Hospital Manchester), which stop at nearby Trafford Bar Metro link station. Visitors to the ground travelling by car can park in any of the ground's car parks, which are all within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of the stadium.
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Saturday, 3 December 2011

The Mall, London and Olympic Tickets


The Mall in central London is the road running from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square at its eastern end. It then crosses Spring Gardens, which was where the Metropolitan Board of Works and, for a number of years, the London County Council was based. It is closed to traffic on Sundays and public holidays, and on ceremonial occasions. The surface of The Mall is colored red which gives the effect of a giant red carpet leading up to Buckingham Palace. This color was obtained using synthetic iron oxide pigment from the Deans hanger Oxide Works, which was created using the Dean ox Process devised by head chemist Ernest Lovell. To make the Mall red was decision of MP David Eccles as minister of works.
The Queen Victoria Memorial is immediately before the gates of the Palace, whilst Admiralty at the far end leads into the Trafalgar Square. The distance from the railings at Palace to the Admiralty Arch is approximately 1 km. St. James's Park is on the south side of the Mall, opposite Green Park and St. James's Palace, on the north. Running off the Mall at its eastern end is the Horse Guards Parade, where the ceremony of Trooping the Color occurs.
The Mall was created as a ceremonial route in the early 20th century, matching the creation of similar ceremonial routes in other cities, such as Berlin, Mexico City, Oslo, Paris, St. Petersburg, Vienna and Washington D.C. These routes were intended to be used for major national ceremonies in the era of the nation state. As part of the development, a new fa├žade was constructed for Buckingham Palace, and the Victoria Memorial was erected. There exists a theory, possibly an urban myth, that in the event of an emergency or catastrophic event that might endanger the monarch and senior members of the government, the Mall can quickly be converted into a make-shift runway.
On VE Day 8 May 1945 he palace was the centre of British celebrations, with the King, Queen and the Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, and Princess Margaret appearing on the balcony, with the palace's blacked-out windows behind them, to the cheers from a vast crowd in the Mall.
During state visits to the United Kingdom, the monarch and the visiting head of state are escorted in a state carriage up the Mall and the street is decorated with Union Flags and the flags of the visiting head of state's country. During the Golden Jubilee ceremonies of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002, over one million people packed the Mall to watch the public displays and the appearance of the British Royal Family on the palace balcony.
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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Greenwich Park and Olympic Tickets


Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. One of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed, it covers 74 hectares and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site. It commands fine views over the River Thames, Isle of Dogs and the City of London. The park is open from 06:00 for pedestrians all year round and closes at dusk.
The estate of some 200 acres was originally owned by the Abbey of St. Peter at Ghent, but reverted to the Crown in 1427 and was given by Henry VI to his uncle Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. He built a house by the river, Bella Court, and a small castle, called Greenwich Castle as well as Duke Humphrey’s Tower, on the hill. The former evolved first into the Tudor Palace of Placentia and then into the Queen's House and Greenwich Hospital. Greenwich Castle, by now in disrepair, was chosen for the site of the Royal Observatory by Charles II in 1675. In the 15th century the park was mostly heath land and probably used for hawking. In the next century, deer were introduced by Henry VIII for hunting, and a small collection of deer is maintained today in an area to the south east. James enclosed the park with a brick wall, twelve feet high and two miles long at a cost of £2000, much of which remains and defines the modern boundary.
In the 17th century, the park was landscaped, possibly by Andre Le Notre who is known at least to have designed plans for it. The public were first allowed into the park during the 18th century. Samuel Johnson visited the park in 1763 and commented “Is it not fine?” The famous hill to the north of the observatory was used on public holidays for mass ‘tumbling’. In the 1830s a railway was nearly driven through the middle of the lower park on a viaduct but the scheme was defeated by intense local opposition. However, the London and Greenwich Railway was later extended beneath the ground via a cut and cover tunnel link between Greenwich and Maze Hill which opened in 1878. In 1888 the park got a station of its own when Greenwich Park railway station was opened. The station was not successful, with most passengers preferring the older Greenwich station and in 1917 Greenwich Park station and the line it ran on closed down. Greenwich Park was used for outdoor London scenes including representing the street, Constitution Hill in the 2009 film The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend.
When London hosts the Summer Olympics in 2012 Greenwich Park will be the venue for the equestrian events and for the riding and running parts of the modern pentathlon events. For the Summer Paralympics in 2012 Greenwich Park will be the venue for the equestrian events. After the Games, plans are to remove the venue back to its original state. The use of Greenwich Park for Olympic equestrian events has caused some contention between the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympics Games 2012 and some local area residents. NOGOE (No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events) is a community action group whose members believe Greenwich Park is not a suitable venue for the 2012 Olympic equestrian events. NOGOE has started a petition to get the equestrian events relocated which, as of February 2009, had gathered over 12,000 signatures.  The park also staged the start of the final stage of the 2006 Tour of Britain cycle race. The Park hosts the Greenwich Meridian 10 km in March every year.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

ExCel London and Olympic Tickets


ExCeL London is an exhibitions and conference centre in the London Borough of New ham, England. It is located on a 0.40 km2 site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.
The centre was built by Sir Robert Mc Alpine, opened in November 2000, and in May 2008, was acquired by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company. Phase II was completed on 1 May 2010. This £164m expansion increased ExCeL's event space by 50% (to nearly 100,000 m²) and added further meeting space, banqueting facilities, and event space. The extension also includes a flexible 5,000 seat International Conference Centre.
The Royal Victoria Dock closed to commercial traffic in 1981, but it is still accessible to shipping. The centre's waterfront location is used when it hosts the annual London Boat Show, with visiting vessels able to moor alongside the centre; for example the 2005 show was visited by HMS Sutherland The exhibition building itself consists of two column-free, rectangular, sub dividable halls of approximately 479,493 square feet (approximately 44,546 m²) each on either side of a central boulevard containing catering facilities and information points. There are also three sets of function rooms, one overlooking the water, another above the western end of the central boulevard, and the third on the north side of the building. These are used for smaller meetings, seminars, presentations, and corporate hospitality. There are 5 hotels, more than 30 bars and restaurants, plus 3700 parking spaces on the campus. In April 2009, ExCeL played host to the 2009 G20 London summit.
ExCeL London is served by two light rail stations. The main western entrance is directly linked to Custom House for ExCel station and the eastern entrance is connected to Prince Regent station, both of which are served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). During major shows with large visitor attendances, extra shuttle trains are run between the venue and Canning Town station, with interchange at Canning Town station to London Underground's Jubilee Line. ExCeL London is located near London City Airport station. The DLR and a number of dual-carriageway roads connect the centre to the airport and the important nearby office-and-commercial district of Canary Wharf.
For the 2012 Summer Olympics, ExCeL London will be divided into four sports halls with capacities ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 that will be used for boxing, fencing, judo, taekwondo, table tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.
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Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Kings Head Guest House and Olympic Tickets


The Kings Head Guest House is located in east London within a mile of the Olympic Stadium and village and just half a mile from the University of East London which is the venue for the Water Polo during the London Olympics 2012. Actually situated in West Ham which is best known as the part of London where West Ham football club plays. Stratford is the eastern hub for central London with Europe's largest shopping mall Westfield Shopping Centre, Plaistow tube station, Stratford mainline train station, Euro star train terminal and major bus and coach station within 15 minutes walk of the guest house hotel. Even closer around the immediate vicinity of the hotel are shops, markets, a take-a-way restaurant and places to grab breakfast. West Ham Park is just 400 yards to the north east. Half a mile to the north is the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The hotel is also a great choice for access to London City Airport which is just less than 3 miles from the Guest House.
Kings Head Guest House is much close to . . .

West Ham
Stratford
Plaistow
Wan stead
Leytonstone

Airports which can be used and their gap from Kings Head Guest House are mentioned under . . .

London City Airport (2.9 miles, 4.7 km)
Heathrow Airport (20.3 miles, 32.7 km)
Stansted Airport (26.8 miles, 43.1 km)
Gatwick Airport (27.1  miles, 43.6 km)
Luton Airport (28.8 miles, 46.4 km) 

Nearest Tube Stops and their gap is given under . . . .

Plaistow (0.51 miles, 0.87 km)
Stratford (0.54 miles, 0.88 km)
Maryland (0.69 miles, 1.11 km)

On the ground floor is traditional London pub while the Kings Head Guest House occupies the two floors above. The building itself dates back to the early 1900's. The hotel is very much a budget focused accommodation but this lends itself to a very informal atmosphere. Although breakfast is not served onsite there is a lounge where free tea and coffee is always available. Adding to the value for money is the free wireless internet access that can be picked up in all the bedrooms. The pub/bar below has a good selection of beers and other drinks along with a pool table, darts and large screen TV showing sports events. Laundry can be arranged via hotel staff (fee applies). Some bedrooms have shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have a hairdryer, television and DVD player. The hotels front desk is always staffed 24/7 and this is a non-smoking hotel. Photocopies and a fax service are available. The hotel has a business centre and shared kitchen.
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Monday, 14 November 2011

Hilton London Docklands and Olympic Tickets



This is a 4 star hotel. It looks out over the River Thames to Canary Wharf. Enjoy free parking; air conditioned rooms and an indoor pool. Hilton London Docklands’ stylish, modern rooms include a TV with satellite channels, video games, and an individual private bathroom. Some rooms also offer views of the river or city. With a quiet riverside location, the O2 arena is less than 2 miles away. There is a ferry across the river to Canary Wharf and the Thames Clipper waterbus stop.
                 The Terrace Restaurant has river views and serves international and traditional British food. The Terrace Lounge offers cocktails and has a flat-screen TV. The outside terrace is beside the water. There is a 24 hour business centre, 24 hour room service and a gym, spa pool and sauna.
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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Olympic Stadium and Olympic Tickets


The London Olympic Stadium is the host Stadium of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Olympic Stadium is located in Stratford in the Lower Lea Valley at Marsh gate Lane. It has capacity for the Games of approximately 80,000 making it temporarily the third largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. Land preparation for the stadium began in mid 2007, with the official construction start date on 22 May 2008, although piling works for the foundation unofficially began four weeks ahead of that date. Construction ended on 29 March 2011.
Olympic Stadium is located on former industrial land between the Old River Lea, the City Mill River, and the Old Pudding Mill River; parts of the Bow Back Rivers. Two hundred meters to the east is the Waterworks River; on the eastern bank will be the Aquatics Centre. Another branch of this system, St Thomas' Creek, 200 meters to the south, completes an "island" surrounded by water.
The stadium design was launched on 7 November 2007. The architect, Populous, is an architectural firm specializing in the design of sports facilities and convention centers, as well as planning of major special events.
As of June 2009, the stadium's track and field arena has been excavated out of the soft clay found on the site, around which permanent seating for 25,000 has been assembled, using concrete rakes. The natural slope of the land is incorporated into the design, with warm-up and changing areas being dug into a semi basement position at the lower end. A demountable lightweight steel and concrete upper tier has been built up from this bowl type design to accommodate a further 55,000 spectators, and is nearing completion.
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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Olympic mascots and Olympic Tickets


            The natural defense of the mascots is that they are not designed for adults, but for the children who will convince adults to buy them a bunch of merchandise with said mascots. Pandering to children isn’t an excuse for an uninspired design. The aforementioned Pixar caters to kids, yet its films still resonate with the older set.
         The very first Olympic mascot was created for the 1972 Munich games. Design legend Otl Aicher's cherished identity for the games used variations on Olympic colors but specifically did not use red or black because of their Nazi connotations. Waldi, a Dachshund, became a symbol of pride for Germans, who hoped to show the world a new, violence-free Germany. But the Munich games themselves were overshadowed by the horrific hostage crisis.
           The Beijing mascots for the 2008 games were named the Fuwa, five anime-like creatures meant to be rendered in traditional Chinese folk art style, but were just creepy reminders that China's mascot population is five times that of the rest of the world. The jury is still out on the Beijing games it will take a few years to see its true economic impact, as well as how it affected China's larger issues like censorship and human rights. The 72 year old suffered two heart attacks during the process and became so frustrated with the project he has since refused credit for them.
            Wenlock is named after Much Wenlock, a village in Shropshire which held an event in the 19th  century which inspired the modern Games. Mandeville is named after the hospital at which the Paralympics Games were founded. Though both sound like Tolkien characters, the names are quite good and are the only thing that makes the mascots distinctly British. They only have one pair of eyes between them and look like Sonic the Hedgehog crossed with a character from the Disney film Monsters Inc. But you had better get used to these strange blobs like creatures because Wenlock and Mandeville, as they are known, are the mascots for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics respectively, and will be all over Britain for the next two years.
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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Opening Ceremony Tickets


The Olympic Movement uses symbols to represent the ideals embodied in the Olympic Charter. The Olympic symbol, better known as the Olympic rings, consists of five intertwined rings and represents the unity of the five inhabited continents (America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe). The colored version of the rings blue, yellow, black, green, and red over a white field forms the Olympic flag. These colors were chosen because every nation had at least one of them on its national flag. The flag was adopted in 1914 but flown for the first time only at the1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. It has since been hoisted during each celebration of the Games. 
The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius and Fortius, a Latin expression meaning "Faster, Higher, and Stronger". Coubertin's ideals are further expressed in the Olympic creed:
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. 
Months before each Game, the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals. A female performer, acting as a priestess, ignites a torch by placing it inside a parabolic mirror which focuses the sun's rays; she then lights the torch of the first relay bearer, thus initiating the Olympic torch relay that will carry the flame to the host city's Olympic stadium, where it plays an important role in the opening ceremony. Though the flame has been an Olympic symbol since 1928, the torch relay was introduced at the 1936 Summer Games, as part of the German government's attempt to promote its National Socialist ideology. 
The Olympic mascot, an animal or human figure representing the cultural heritage of the host country, was introduced in 1968. It has played an important part on the Games identity promotion since the 1980 Summer Olympics, when the Russian bear cub Misha reached international stardom. The mascots of the most recent Summer Olympics, in Beijing, were the Fuwa, five creatures that represent the five fengshui elements important in Chinese culture. 

As mandated by the Olympic Charter, various elements frame the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Most of these rituals were established at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. The ceremony typically starts with the hoisting of the host country's flag and a performance of its national anthem. The host nation then presents artistic displays of music, singing, dance, and theater representative of its culture. The artistic presentations have grown in scale and complexity as successive hosts attempt to provide a ceremony that outlasts its predecessor's in terms of memo ability. The opening ceremony of the Beijing Games reportedly cost $100 million, with much of the cost incurred in the artistic segment. 
After the artistic portion of the ceremony, the athletes parade into the stadium grouped by nation. Greece is traditionally the first nation to enter in order to honor the origins of the Olympics. Nations then enter the stadium alphabetically according to the host country's chosen language, with the host country's athletes being the last to enter. During the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was hosted in Athens, Greece, the Greek flag entered the stadium first, while the Greek delegation entered last. Speeches are given, formally opening the Games. Finally, the Olympic torch is brought into the stadium and passed on until it reaches the final torch carrier often a well-known and successful Olympic athlete from the host nation who lights the Olympic flame in the stadium's cauldron.
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Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Olympics 2012 and Olympic Tickets



The Olympic Games 2012 are known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Olympic Games 2012 are scheduled to take place in London, England, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris after four rounds of voting. The successful bid was headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe.
The Olympics prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which the games are to be held particularly themed towards sustainability. While the budgetary considerations have generated some criticism, the Games will make use of many venues which were already in place before the bid, including Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, Wimbledon All England Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, The O2 Arena, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, and the Excel Centre. On 26 September 2008 the Olympic and Paralympics flags were raised outside City Hall formally mark London becoming host city for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Beijing Gold medalist Christine Ohuruogu raised the Olympic flag, whilst Paralympics Champions, Helene Raynsford and Chris Holmes raised the Paralympics flag.
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Olympic 2012



                        


    The Olympic Games are a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition. Olympic Games occur every four years within their respective seasonal games


                 The Olympic Games started at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. Here the Greeks erected statues and built temples in a grove dedicated to Zeus, 
supreme among the gods. The greatest shrine was an ivory and gold statue of 
Zeus. Created by the sculptor Phidias, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Scholars have speculated that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. The Eleans traced the founding of the Olympic Games to their King Iphitos,

 who was told by the Delphi Oracle to plant the olive tree from which the victors' wreaths were made.
                The Olympic Games are going to be held on July 2012 at World’s most popular city London. Eyes of world are now at London to see the champions on ground. In 21st century, the Olympic Games have become world’s most favorite and most watched sports. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympics Games for athletes with a physical disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. One can buy Olympic Tickets on inexpensive rate from Global Ticket Market.