Thursday, 26 April 2012

Olympic Football Introduction

The prime aim of Football game is to score more goals than the opposite game. A team of 11 players competes with opposite team’s 11 players. Football match has two 45-minutes halves, with extra time and penalty shootouts used to decide drawn matches during the knockout stages of the competition. First Football Game was played in 1868 in England. USA introduced its own rules for Football game in 1869. Football has been included in Olympic Games since 1908, except in 1932. Football was dropped from the 1932 Los Angeles Games in an attempt to promote the growing sport of American Football in the United States. Football promptly returned at the 1936 Berlin Games. Women football was first included in 1996 at Atlanta Games.
London 2012 Olympic will present Olympic Football from Wednesday 25 July to Saturday 11 August 2012, at the City of Coventry Stadium (Coventry), Hampden Park (Glasgow), Millennium Stadium (Cardiff), Old Trafford (Manchester), St James' Park (Newcastle) and Wembley Stadium (London). There are 2 medal events for which 504 athletes will participate in Olympic 2012 football sport, in which 288 are men and 216 are women. 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s team will participate in football at 2012 Games.

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