On July 06, 2005, London was chosen among all the bids presented during the 117th IOC Session held in Singapore. It is true that this is the third time that they would host the Olympic event, but it is the first time that the city of London will open the way to welcome more than 100,000 participating athletes, which has been evident on the amount of time that they have rendered in order to prepare the venue, all because of this much awaited occasion where all nations will gather into one place and be united. Amidst all the scoops that already leaked out in the circulation of media, newspaper, and online social communities, here are the essential kibitz about the 10 first in London 2012.
10. First City that Hosted Olympics Thrice
London is the only city in the history of Olympics where it hosted this event thrice. It happened in 1908 and 1948, and for the third time for this year 2012. Although the United States held the record of the number of most Summer Olympics accommodated, it were held in various states.
9. First Paralympics
It will be the second time around to have two important events be held and done in the city of London. The first Paralympics was held in London in 1948, and for the second time, London will host these same athletic games.
8. Boxing Competition for Women
It is also the first time where boxing competition for women is included in the overall program of Olympic Games. This will be introduced in London 2012 wherein there would be three events in this field.
7. Broadcast in 3D
The Panasonic Company will provide the broadcast in HD and 3D wherein the last 2008 Olympics, it only had HD. For this year, it is expected that majority of the spectators and viewers would experience a high-defined and clearer view wherein one would feel that he or she is just watching in the living room.
6. Inclusion of Soccer Team
The England Soccer team player has decided to play again in London Olympics 2012 after they competed in 1984. Their country is excited because the last champions have brought home the beacon of success in 1900 and 1908, where they won gold. It’s their comeback this year, and they are at it again in their home and their land, London.
5. Women’s Football at the Opening
The flow of the program has been revisited and there is a great change made from by the hosting country and other people who chaired the overall events. For the first time, Women’s Football will do the opening event as a mark that London 2012 begins. Moreover, women from Saudi Arabia will be competing this year, which is another scoop to look forward to that embarks neutrality of men and women in physical activities.
4. The Velodrome
This is the first Olympic park which is also one of the primary venues for Olympics 2012. It is a very efficient building which was developed based on the projected time and budget that has a roof that covers the whole venue. It aims to maximize the natural ventilation than utilizing the typical air-conditioning setup of any structure in the world.
3. Public Transportation
During the planning process, the whole team who are leading the preparation did focus on the public transport during the arrivals. In fact, they have built Javelin, which is the brand new fastest train that could run from King’s Cross Station to Stratford International. It will take a 7-minute travel time that could carry over 25,000 passengers if you are coming from Central London and heading to Olympic park in an hour.
2. Eco-Friendly Games
London may have allotted too much of the budget for overall preparations for this event, definitely, they are keeping to their objective, which they have been doing for decades. They continue their eco-friendly environment for all the athletes, spectators, and other visitors from different countries who would cover the many events and watch the games. It is their commitment to shun-off negative emissions from public transports that they have developed down to the venue of the games.
1. First Stadium
Compared to the other stadiums that were used for main venues for the past Olympics held in various countries, it is the first stadium that has an 80,000-seating capacity created that has very light structure, while maintaining the environment friendly surroundings. It has giant screens and it’s the third largest stadium ever built in the country.