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2012 London Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain (July 25, 2012 to August 12, 2012)
Opening Ceremony: July 27, 2012 (opened by Queen Elizabeth II)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Callum Airlie, Jordan Duckitt, Desiree Henry, Cameron MacRitchie, Aidan Reynolds, Adelle Tracey, Katie Kirk
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Sarah Stevenson (athlete) and Mik Basi (official)
Closing Ceremony: August 12, 2012
Events: 302 in 32 sports

Participants: 10,519 (5,864 men and 4,655 women) from 205 countries
Youngest Participant: TOG Adzo Kpossi (13 years, 191 days)
Oldest Participant: JPN Hiroshi Hoketsu (71 years, 128 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Michael Phelps (6 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (104 medals)

Overview

London hosted the Olympic Games for the third time in 2012, but neither of the previous could be considered normal host efforts. In 1908 the Games were originally awarded to Rome, which relinquished the responsibility in 1906 because of government funding problems, then exacerbated by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Thus the London 1908 organizers had only 2 years to put on the Games but they did well, hosting the first truly modern Olympic Games, if one omits the 1906 Intercalated Games. In 1948 London was chosen as host city despite recovering from World War II, its streets and buildings bombed out, and its citizens still on rations, of food and other essentials. They have been called the Austerity Olympics, but again London did their job and did it well.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Russia 24 26 32 82
4 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
5 Germany 11 19 14 44
6 Japan 7 14 17 38
7 Australia 7 16 12 35
8 France 11 11 12 34
9 South Korea 13 8 7 28
10 Italy 8 9 11 28
11 Netherlands 6 6 8 20
12 Ukraine 6 5 9 20
13 Hungary 8 4 6 18
14 Canada 1 5 12 18
15 Spain 3 10 4 17
16 Brazil 3 5 9 17
17 Cuba 5 3 6 14
18 Kazakhstan 7 1 5 13
19 New Zealand 6 2 5 13
20 Iran 4 5 3 12
21 Jamaica 4 4 4 12
22 Belarus 2 5 5 12
23 Kenya 2 4 5 11
24 Czech Republic 4 3 3 10
25 Poland 2 2 6 10
26 Azerbaijan 2 2 6 10
27 Romania 2 5 2 9
28 Denmark 2 4 3 9
29 Sweden 1 4 3 8
30 Colombia 1 3 4 8
31 Ethiopia 3 1 3 7
32 Georgia 1 3 3 7
33 Mexico 1 3 3 7
34 North Korea 4 0 2 6
35 South Africa 3 2 1 6
36 Croatia 3 1 2 6
37 India 0 2 4 6
38 Turkey 2 2 1 5
39 Lithuania 2 1 2 5
40 Ireland 1 1 3 5
41 Mongolia 0 2 3 5
42 Switzerland 2 2 0 4
43 Norway 2 1 1 4
44 Argentina 1 1 2 4
45 Serbia 1 1 2 4
46 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
47 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 3 4
48 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
49 Tunisia 1 1 1 3
50 Uzbekistan 1 0 2 3
51 Thailand 0 2 1 3
52 Belgium 0 1 2 3
53 Armenia 0 1 2 3
54 Finland 0 1 2 3
55 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
56 Latvia 1 0 1 2
57 Egypt 0 2 0 2
58 Chinese Taipei 0 1 1 2
59 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
60 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
61 Estonia 0 1 1 2
62 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
63 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
64 Greece 0 0 2 2
65 Singapore 0 0 2 2
66 Moldova 0 0 2 2
67 Qatar 0 0 2 2
68 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
69 Grenada 1 0 0 1
70 Algeria 1 0 0 1
71 Uganda 1 0 0 1
72 Bahamas 1 0 0 1
73 Montenegro 0 1 0 1
74 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
75 Botswana 0 1 0 1
76 Gabon 0 1 0 1
77 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
78 Portugal 0 1 0 1
79 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
80 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
81 Morocco 0 0 1 1
82 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
83 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
84 Bahrain 0 0 1 1
85 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Michael Phelps (USA) 4 2 0 6
2 Missy Franklin (USA) 4 0 1 5
3 Allison Schmitt (USA) 3 1 1 5
4 Ryan Lochte (USA) 2 2 1 5
5 Alicia Coutts (AUS) 1 3 1 5
6 Sun Yang (CHN) 2 1 1 4
7 Aliya Mustafina (RUS) 1 1 2 4
8 Dana Vollmer (USA) 3 0 0 3
9 Allyson Felix (USA) 3 0 0 3
10 Usain Bolt (JAM) 3 0 0 3
11 Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 2 1 0 3
12 Matt Grevers (USA) 2 1 0 3
13 Nathan Adrian (USA) 2 1 0 3
14 Rebecca Soni (USA) 2 1 0 3
15 Yannick Agnel (FRA) 2 1 0 3
16 Zou Kai (CHN) 2 0 1 3
17 Aly Raisman (USA) 2 0 1 3
18 Kohei Uchimura (JPN) 1 2 0 3
19 Mel Schlanger (AUS) 1 2 0 3
20 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 1 2 0 3
21 Cullen Jones (USA) 1 2 0 3
22 Emily Seebohm (AUS) 1 2 0 3
23 Yohan Blake (JAM) 1 2 0 3
24 Brittany Elmslie (AUS) 1 2 0 3
25 Camille Muffat (FRA) 1 1 1 3
26 Carmelita Jeter (USA) 1 1 1 3
27 Guo Shuang (CHN) 0 2 1 3
28 Ryosuke Irie (JPN) 0 2 1 3
29 Satomi Suzuki (JPN) 0 1 2 3

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