Olympics 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled for kickoff Friday, July 27. Held in London, the games mark the third time the UK will host the modern Olympics, making it the first country to achieve this feat. The opening ceremony, referred to as "The Isles of Wonder," will feature Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and performances from stars like Paul McCartney. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees will compete in this year's Olympics, which involves 26 sports and 39 disciplines (including women's boxing for the first time in history). The festivities come to a close on August 12th, ending with the passing of the Olympic flag from London Mayor Boris Johnson to Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janerio, whose city will host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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