An A-Z of Olympic Events 2012

Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyThe modern Olympic games was first held in Athens in 1896 and has followed every four years with a break for 1940 and 1944 owing to the Second World War. The events held have changed dramatically with ony 15 events being held in every games.This list provides details of the events taking place in London 2012. - I will be there as I have some tickets for the boxing!ArcheryThis will be held between Friday 27th July and Friday 3rd August 2012 on the hallowed turf of Lords Cricket Ground in Central London. There are competitions for four medals on an individual and team event, for both women and men but no mixed teams.Credit: By Sam from Vancouver, Canada (Olympic Flag Uploaded by Smooth_O) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsAthleticsThe Athletics programme is scheduled to take place between Friday 3rd August to Sunday 12th August 2012 (weather permitting).There are a vast range of events with an even larger amount of medals to be won on both the track and the field. The majority of the events will take part in the new stadium at the Olympic park, built especially for the Olympics. The marathon will take place in central London and will include running up the Mall past Buckingham Palace. London is used to staging marathons and it will provide a good opportunity for spectators to see and cheer on the athletes. - where to find search result - - where to find search result - BadmintonBadminton takes place at the Wembley Arena between Saturday 28th July and Sunday 12th August 2012. There are five medal events for individual and doubles, mens and women's and a mixed doubles medal.Credit: By Timmybarlow (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsBasketballBasketball will be taking place at the 2012 Olympics between Saturday 28th July and Sunday 5th August 2012. The early matches and the women's quarter finals taking place in a reserved area of the Olympic Park. Later matches move to Greenwich Park where the quarter, semi and final matches are played.Beach VolleyballSaturday 28th July to Thursday 9th August 2012The one thing that London does not have is a coastline or beaches playing beach volleyball on the muddy banks of the River Thames would not be an option. The olympic organising committee have found a novel way around this by building a beach in the world famous Horse Guards Parade in London. Horse Guards Parade the scene of the Annual "Trooping of the Colours" where the Queen inspects her army will be filled with imported sand creating a surface suitable for playing on. The event will be one of fast action team work and has two medal categories one for female teams and one for male teamsBoxingSaturday 28th July to Sunday 12th August 2012The Boxing tournaments take place at the Excel centre ( formerly the millennium Dome) and feature fights at all weights for men from Light Fly weight to Super Heavy Weight. For the first time women's boxing is featured with fights in Fly, Light and Middle Weight! I have some tickets for the boxing I am not sure how I will react if it is women boxing!The Volleyball tournaments will take place at London's Earls Court an exhibition and concert arena. Volleyball is a team event and there are medals for both men's and women's teams.Water PoloSaturday 28th July to Sunday 12th August 2012The water polo takes place in a temporary arena in the Olympic park. The building may be temporary but it can still provide seating for 5,000 spectators. The building has been designed so that it can easily be dismantled and re cycled, from the roof downwards even the spectators seats have been hired, so that they can be returned after use.WeightliftingSaturday 28th July to Tuesday 7th August 2012The weightlifting takes place at the Excel in London and is divided into different weight categories. Men's weights are 52kg, 62kg, 69kg,77kg,85kg,94kg, -105kg and +105kg. Women lift lighter weights and their weight categories are 48kg,53kg,58kg, 63kg, 69kg,75kg, +75kgAND FINALLY............................WrestlingSunday 5th August to Sunday 12th August 2012Wrestling also takes place at the Excel stadium. There are two styles Greco-Roman using the upper arms and Freestyle where any part of the body can be used (except obviously the teeth!) Most of the events are for men but there are four events for women but in freestyle only. - - - -