The title says it all. On August 27th, we will be removing the London 2012 category link from the header.
The link however will always work (here’s the link!). However, when we begin our Sochi 2014 coverage, the category will be renamed to simply Olympics, if the link stops working replace london-2012-olympics with olympics at the end of the link.
Thanks so much for following our London 2012 coverage. It was very exciting, and Magnae Famae had amazing stats every single day of the games.
The anticipated grand conclusion of the 2012 London Olympic Games is wondered by many. What is also being watched is the medal standings and other news from an array of attending nations. First off, The United States athletes passed the Chinese athletes in overall medal count. The Americans having 94 and the Chinese 81. The British team (in 3rd) is far from those standings as they have 57 total medals. Day 14 was also a great day for the Dutch team, who won their astounding Gold medal against Argentina 2-0. With Gold medals on the stage of discussion, the Bahamas Relay team won Gold in the 4 x 400m relay while the U.S. team finished silver, another great success. In one of the more interesting sports of the Games, the Italian “Dream Team” took home the gold in Fencing after an inciting match against the Japanese fencers. A interesting first at the Games in recent days is the triumph of the South Korean football athletes over the Japanese football team in the Bronze medal playoff. Celebrations erupted on the court with the South Korean Athletes. In the next day or so the final of the events are due to conclude before the Closing Ceremonies. A lot of Gold medal matches conclude the excitement before the extravagency of the final ceremonies, which add to the anticipation. Stay with us at Magnae Famae for coverage of the Closing Ceremonies on August 12th.
After 9 days of intense competition, China still has the overall medal lead by a hair’s length. Still competing strongly with the U.S., a lot is expected in the coming week. Great Britain is in third, but has a medal count of only 37, but is still something to be proud of. In recent days, celebrated swimmer Michael Phelps broke the world record for most medals won at the Olympics by an individual. He now has in his possession 22 medals in total from all of the competitions over his career. Meanwhile Italy continues it’s rise against other competitors in the area of fencing. Also notable is the gold medal won by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt “The World’s Fastest Man” after some speculation that he would lose his title and reputation after a false start and various troubles after last years Running World Championships. More statistics for the Games so far: 428 medals have been distributed between 58 nations. 85 Olympic records have been set so far, 32 of which are world records. Interesting also is the fact that a little more than 5 Million people have attended the Olympics personally and the London 2012 Olympic website has become the world’s most visited sports website with more than 25 Million views alone in the span of 21 hours. Out of all this, there are only 7 more days of athletic excitement left in London. With the anticipation of a divine closing ceremony in a week’s time, much is expected, hoped and thought of around the world for these coming days.
With China in a 1 medal lead against the United States, curiosity looms through the crowds. With many events and action occurring over the past 2 days, here are some of the ”need to know’s”. London Police lost the keys for Wembley Stadium at the end of Day 3 Competitions, but found them afterwards, sparking rumors that police aren’t doing a good job taking care of the facilities. Michael Phelps, a famously recognized American swimmer, is on the go to closely breaking the world record for most medals won at the Olympics by a single athlete. As well as medals being given to athletes, here are the statistics of the medals that have already been handed out. At the end of day 4, 167 medals have been awarded to an array of athletes from 43 countries. With 53 Gold, 54 Silver and 60 Bronze been handed out. Noteworthy on the third day of competition was the American Athletes coming to par with the Chinese medal count. The American athletes have been confident with catching up to the Chinese, and hope to pass them before competitions conclude. However, among these two contending nations are those who may catch up soon. These being France, North and South Korea and Kazakhstan. Much more to come with the next few days of exciting Olympic competition, with fencing, archery and shooting amongst the flocks of sports showcased in London.
2012 Olympic Games banner in London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After a glorious opening ceremony and torch lighting for the 2012 London Olympic Games, much has emerged in the first two days. A rather new and interesting event that is under investigation by the Olympic Committee is the rows of empty seats that were supposedly given to various members of corporate sponsors who did not show. The Olympic Committee gave the seats to other various spectators during Day 2 of events. Medal counts are also in the eyes and minds of many. China has the lead with medal count with 12 in total, 6 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze. Followed by the United States with 11 in total, 3 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze. Although its only the second day of competitions, there are 9 different nations tied for 22nd and 5 tied for 17th. These standings will obviously change over time. Also in the spotlight are the few Olympians who were already disqualified for testing positive for drug tests. Amongst many nationalities, most of these athletes were sent back to their respective countries. Much more is expected to occur in the coming days, triumphs, defeats, and much more.