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Few weeks from now, it's the Summer Olympics once again as 205 nations to take part in 300 events at the Olympic GamesThe 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from July 27 to August 12 2012,  26 sports of the London Olympics will take place in 28 venues.



The logo for the said Olympics unveiled in June 2007. The jagged emblem, based on the date 2012, comes in a series of shades of pink, blue, green and orange and will evolve in the run-up to the Games. The word London and the Olympic rings are included in the first two digits of the new logo.


Schedules and venues are all set for this spectacular sport event of the year.


Majority of the 2012 Summer Olympic will be held in the Old Park in Stratford in East London. Events will also be held in other venues across London and the UK (England, Scotland and Wales).


Olympic Park Venues

Aquatics Centre
Sports - Swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, modern pentathlon (swimming) and water polo.

Basketball Arena
Sports - Basketball, handball finals

Eton Manor
Sports - Aquatics training

Handball Arena
Sports - Handball, goalball, modern pentathlon (fencing)

Hockey Centre
Sports - Hockey

Olympic Stadium
Sports - Athletics, opening and closing ceremonies.

VeloPark
Sports - Cycling Track, Cycling BMX

London Olympic Venues

Earls Court is in West London
Sport: Volleyball


ExCeL London - situated near London City Airport in east London's Royal Victoria Dock.
Sports: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, 

Greenwich Park on the south bank of the River Thames in south east London.
Sports: Equestrian events - Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, Modern Pentathlon

Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, the political centre of the UK.
Sport: Beach Volleyball

Hyde Park in London's West End
Sports: Triathlon, 10k Open Water Swim

Lord’s Cricket Ground
Sport: Archery

Millennium Dome: The O2 in Greenwich - on the point of the Greenwich peninsula
Arena 1
- Sports: Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Basketball
Arena 2 Sports: Badminton, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Regents Park
Sport: Road cycling

The Royal Artillery Barracks on Woolwich Common in south east London
Sports: Shooting

Wembley Stadium in north west London, around six miles from the city centre.
Sport: Football

Wimbledon in south west London
Sport: Tennis

Venues Outside London for the Olympic Games

The Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre in Hertfordshire
Sport: Canoe Slalom
Eton Dorney near Windsor
Sports: Rowing, Canoe Sprint

Hadleigh Farm located in Essex, east of London
Sport: Mountain Bike

Hampden Park in Glasgow is Scotland's national stadium.
Sport: Football

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is Wales' national stadium.
Sport: Football

Old Trafford in Manchester is home to Manchester United Football Club.
Sport: Football

St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the north east of England
Sport: Football

Villa Park
 in the West Midlands
Sport: Football

Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in Dorset on England's south coast.
Sport: Sailing

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