London Olympic Games It is interestingWhen did the London Olympics take place?The 2012 Summer Olympic Games were held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. How many times has London hosted the Olympics? London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948. They expected 205 nations to take part in 300 events at the Olympic Games in 2012. 147 nations took part in the Paralympic Games.
How many Olympians have broken world and Olympic records?So far the London 2012 Games have seen 66 Olympic records and 30 world records broken – and we can thank the likes of Victoria Pendleton's sprint, Missy Franklin's backstroke and Usain Bolt's electrifying 100m for these. Check out the table: women beat men with 37 female athletes making new times – compared to only 29 men. Team GB's cycling team remain dominant, having made all of Britain's new records
South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh won the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 58.46s improving on the record set by Brenton Rickard of Australia in 2009. A week after winning his gold medal , van der Burgh admitted to using an illegal dolphin kick during the race, but was allowed to keep his award after officials were unable to sanction him.