XXX Olympic Games


LONDON 2012

Games of the XXX Olympiad

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012 held at London, England from 27th July to 12th August, 2012, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in London, England, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at 9 pm on 27th July, 2012. Titled ‘Isles of Wonder’, the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the capital has hosted the world’s biggest and most important sporting event.

The Opening Ceremony reflected the key themes and priorities of the London 2012 Games, based on sports, inspiration, youth and urban transformation. It was a Ceremony ‘for everyone’ and celebrated contributions the UK has made to the world through innovation and revolution as well as the creativity and exuberance of British people.

The Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was the second Games the Queen had opened personally, the first being the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

A short comic film starring Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond and the Queen as herself was screened during the ceremony.

Live musical performers included Frank Turner, Mike Oldfield, London Symphony Orchestra (accompanied by Rowan Atkinson), Dizzee Rascal, Arctic Monkeys and Sir Paul McCartney, who performed the song "Hey Jude" at the end of the ceremony.

The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics was held on 12 August 2012. The ceremony included a handover of the Olympic flag by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Participating Nations

204

Participants

Around 10,500 athletes

Sports/Disciplines

26 sports and 39 disciplines.


Pakistan's participation in London 2012 Olympic Games

38-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials

1.

Syed Aqil Shah, Sports Minister KPK

Chef de Mission

2.

Dr.  M. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, DG(Tech). PSB

Secretary-cum-Treasurer

3.

Syed M. Abid Qadri Gillani
President, Pakistan Handball Federation

Security Liaison Officer

4.

Dr. Waqar Ahmad, DDG, PSB

Medical Personnel

5.

Mr. Imran Ahmed Khan

IT Personnel

Athletics

6.

Miss Bushra Parveen

Coach

7.

Miss Rabia Ashiq

Athlete

8.

Mr. Liaqat Ali

Athlete

Hockey

9.

Mr. Akhtar Rasool Chaudhary

Manager/Head Coach

10.

Khawaja Muhammad Junaid

Coach

11.

Mr. Ajmal Khan Lohdi

Assistant Coach

12.

Mr. Shahid Ali Khan

Assistant Coach

13.

Mr. Faiz-ur-Rahman

Physiotherapist

14.

Mr. M. Nadeem Khan Lodhi

Video Analyst

15.

Mr. Imran Shah

Athlete

16.

Mr. Muhammad Irfan

Athlete

17.

Mr. Sohail Abbas

Athlete

18.

Syed Kashif Shah

Athlete

19.

Mr. Muhammad Rizwan (Junior)

Athlete

20.

Mr. Fareed Ahmed

Athlete

21.

Mr. Rashid Mahmood

Athlete

22.

Mr. Muhammad Tousiq

Athlete

23.

Mr. Muhammad Waqas

Athlete

24.

Mr. Shafqat Rasool

Athlete

25.

Mr. Abdul Haseem Khan

Athlete

26.

Mr. Muhammad Rizwan (Senior)

Athlete

27.

Mr. Muhammad Umar Bhutta

Athlete

28.

Mr. Shakeel Abbasi

Athlete

29.

Mr. Rehan Butt

Athlete

30.

Mr. Waseem Ahmed

Athlete

31.

Mr. Muhammad Imran

Athlete

32.

Mr. Imran Butt

Athlete

Shooting

33.

Mr. Javaid Shamshad Lodhi

Manager

34.

Mr. Khuram Inam

Shooter

Taekwondo

35.

Ms. Fatima Lakhani

Team Official

36.

Mr. Zoraiz Lashari

-  do -

37.

Mr. Israr Hussain

Athlete

38.

Miss Anum Bandey  

Athlete

 

The top three winners were: United States (USA), China and Great Britain.


Medal Tally of London 2012 Olympic Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
Gold
  Silver
Bronze
Total

1

 United States

46

29

29

104

2

 China 

38

27

22

87

3

 Great Britain

29

17

19

65

4

 Russia 

24

25

33

82

5

 South Korea 

13

8

7

28

6

 Germany 

11

19

14

44

7

 France 

11

11

12

34

8

 Italy 

8

9

11

28

9

 Hungary 

8

4

5

17

10

 Australia 

7

16

12

35

11

 Japan 

7

14

17

38

12

 Kazakhstan 

7

1

5

13

13

 Netherlands 

6

6

8

20

14

 Ukraine 

6

5

9

20

15

 Cuba

5

3

6

14

16

 New Zealand 

5

3

5

13

17

 Iran 

4

5

3

12

18

 Jamaica 

4

4

4

12

19

 Czech Republic 

4

3

3

10

20

 North Korea 

4

0

2

6

21

 Spain 

3

10

4

17

22

 Brazil 

3

5

9

17

23

 Belarus 

3

5

5

13

24

 South Africa 

3

2

1

6

25

 Ethiopia 

3

1

3

7

26

 Croatia 

3

1

2

6

27

 Romania 

2

5

2

9

28

 Kenya 

2

4

5

11

29

 Denmark 

2

4

3

9

30

 Azerbaijan 

2

2

6

10

30

 Poland 

2

2

6

10

32

 Turkey 

2

2

1

5

33

 Switzerland 

2

2

0

4

34

 Lithuania 

2

1

2

5

35

 Norway 

2

1

1

4

36

 Canada 

1

5

12

18

37

 Sweden 

1

4

3

8

38

 Colombia 

1

3

4

8

39

 Georgia 

1

3

3

7

39

 Mexico 

1

3

3

7

41

 Ireland 

1

1

3

5

42

 Argentina 

1

1

2

4

42

 Slovenia 

1

1

2

4

42

 Serbia 

1

1

2

4

45

 Tunisia 

1

1

1

3

46

 Dominican Republic 

1

1

0

2

47

 Trinidad and Tobago 

1

0

3

4

47

 Uzbekistan 

1

0

3

4

49

 Latvia 

1

0

1

2

50

 Algeria 

1

0

0

1

50

 Bahamas 

1

0

0

1

50

 Grenada 

1

0

0

1

50

 Uganda 

1

0

0

1

50

 Venezuela 

1

0

0

1

55

 India 

0

2

4

6

56

 Mongolia

0

2

3

5

57

 Thailand 

0

2

1

3

58

 Egypt 

0

2

0

2

59

 Slovakia 

0

1

3

4

60

 Armenia 

0

1

2

3

60

 Belgium 

0

1

2

3

60

 Finland 

0

1

2

3

63

 Bulgaria 

0

1

1

2

63

 Estonia 

0

1

1

2

63

 Indonesia 

0

1

1

2

63

 Malaysia 

0

1

1

2

63

 Puerto Rico 

0

1

1

2

63

 Chinese Taipei 

0

1

1

2

69

 Botswana 

0

1

0

1

69

 Cyprus 

0

1

0

1

69

 Gabon 

0

1

0

1

69

 Guatemala 

0

1

0

1

69

 Montenegro 

0

1

0

1

69

 Portugal 

0

1

0

1

75

 Greece 

0

0

2

2

75

 Moldova 

0

0

2

2

75

 Qatar 

0

0

2

2

75

 Singapore 

0

0

2

2

79

 Afghanistan 

0

0

1

1

79

 Bahrain 

0

0

1

1

79

 Hong Kong 

0

0

1

1

79

 Saudi Arabia 

0

0

1

1

79

 Kuwait 

0

0

1

1

79

 Morocco 

0

0

1

1

79

 Tajikistan 

0

0

1

1

Total:
302
304
356
962