The First London Olympics 1908 -

london 2012 summer olympics results video highlights - the london 2012 games were centred around the olympic park in east london which is the site of a number of new sports venues up to 180 000 spectators a day entered the park to enjoy the games making it the principal focus of olympic activity, hockey summer olympic sport - oldest game hockey is the oldest known ball and stick game records exist of it being played in persia in 2000 bc the name hockey probably derives from the french hocquet or shepherd s crook and refers to the crooked stick which is used to hit a small ball, london england facts about london for kids - join winnie the pooh on his voyage down the river thames in london from kew bridge to tower bridge from key facts about london london is the capital city of england and the united kingdom london is the largest city in the united kingdom, ancient olympic athletes competed in the nude did you know - home sports ancient olympic athletes competed in the nude ancient olympic athletes competed in the nude the word gymnasium comes from the greek word gymnos which means naked in ancient times athletes practiced in the nude to the accompaniment of music, 10 amazing olympic facts you might not know thefw com - 2012 is not the first time london has hosted an olympic games nor is it even the second in fact london will become the first city to ever host a modern olympics three times in addition to that record london also has the honor of being the first city to host the paralympics which took place in 1948 for wounded war veterans, london 2012 olympics venue guide telegraph - london 2012 olympics venue guide read telegraph sport s guide to all the event venues for the london 2012 olympics across the uk