London 2012 Olympics Highlights in Photographs

In this post we bring you highlights of London 2012 Olympics in photographs. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, also known informally as London 2012, began in London, United Kingdom on 27 July and will continue until 12 August 2012. The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics was held on 27 July 2012 and was called “Isles of Wonder”. Organizers estimated that some 8 million tickets would be available for the Olympic Games, and 1.5 million tickets for the Paralympic Games.

London hosted the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948, and is hosting a third in 2012. The 2012 Summer Olympics make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads. London is the only city in the United Kingdom to have ever hosted the Olympics; the United States is the only country to have hosted Summer Olympics on more occasions than the UK.

The athletes and the city are all limbering up for the London 2012 Olympic Games, generating thousands of great images. We can imagine how many photographers from around the world came to London Olympics 2012 to save all those stunning moments of the games in their cameras. Let’s have a look at some of the fabulous photographs.

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London Olympics 2012 Photos

The best action and reactions from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London

Women’s Gymnastics

Gabrielle Douglas from United States competes in the balance beam during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games, on Aug. 2, 2012

Women's Gymnastics

Women’s Swimming

Samantha Arevalo Salinas of Ecuador starts in a women’s 800-meter freestyle swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Aug. 2, 2012.

Women's Swimming

Men’s Basketball

Russia’s Sergey Karasev dunks against Brazil during a men’s preliminary basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games on Aug. 2, 2012.

Men's Basketball

Men’s Table Tennis

Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov serves to Taiwan’s Chuang Chih-yuan in their men’s singles bronze medal table tennis match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games, on Aug. 2, 2012.

Men's Table Tennis

Equestrian

Braids decorate the mane of Pastor, ridden by Luiza Tavares de Almeida, of Brazil, as they compete in the equestrian dressage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, on Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Equestrian

Women’s Basketball

Players try to catch the ball during the Women’s preliminary round group B basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Australia vs Brazil on August 1, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Australia won 67 to 61.

Women's Basketball

Women’s Handball

Carmen Martin of Spain celebrates after scoring during their women’s handball preliminary match against Denmark at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.

Women's Handball

Men’s Synchronized Diving

Competitors in the men’s Synchronized 3m Springboard diving event at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Olympic Games Swimming competition in August 1, 2012.

Men's Synchronized Diving

Women’s Gymnastics

Kyla Ross of the U.S. performs on the balance beam during the women’s gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena in the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012.

Women's Gymnastics

Women’s Badminton

Denmark’s Tine Baun plays against Russia’s Anastasia Prokopenko in a women’s singles badminton match in the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012.

Women's Badminton

Women’s Fencing

South Korea’s Shin A Lam, right, fences against Germany’s Britta Heidemann during their women’s epee semifinal bout at the ExCel Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 30, 2012.

Women's Fencing

Men’s Weight Lifting

Micronesia’s Manuel Minginfel drops weights in the men’s 62-kg Group B weight-lifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 30, 2012.

Men's Weight Lifting

Women’s Uneven Bars

Japanese gymnast Yu Minobe performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualifications at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Women's Uneven Bars

Men’s Soccer

Mexico’s Jorge Enriquez, left, kicks the ball during the Group B men’s soccer match played in Coventry, England, between Mexico and Gabon at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Men's Soccer

Women’s 100m Backstroke

Russia’s Anastasia Zueva competes in the women’s 100-m backstroke heats at the Aquatics Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012.

Women's 100m Backstroke

Men’s Judo

Gwang-Hyeon Choi of South Korea flips Felipe Kitadai of Brazil during the semifinal round of the men’s 60-kg judo competition at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Men's Judo

Mixed Doubles Badminton

Japan’s Reiko Shiota serves during a mixed-doubles badminton match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Mixed Doubles Badminton

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

A gymnast performs during a presentation before the start of the men’s artistic gymnastics qualification round at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Men’s Swimming

Team USA’s Ryan Lochte competes in a men’s 400-m individual medley at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Men's Swimming

Women’s Hockey

Members of the Great Britain women’s hockey team run during a practice session at the Riverbank Arena in London on July 28, 2012.

Women's Hockey<

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1 Response

  1. Lao Tzu says:

    it is not soccer but FOOTBALL to 99 % of the world
    please don,t use americanisms .thank you..

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