Vegas Odds On 2012 Olympics
Olympic legend Daley Thompson carried the ever burning Olympic flame up the steps of the Alexandra Palace Celebration Stage and lit the Olympic cauldron as the final torchbearer. The two-time gold winning decathlete is the 8,000th person to carry the 2012 Olympic flame on its two-month long, 8,000 mile journey since fellow countryman and gold medalist Ben Ainslie started the historic relay on May 19. The lighting of the Opening Ceremony cauldron takes place on Friday, July 27, but this initial firing of the Olympic flame declares that the London Olympics of 2012 are officially here. Slated to be opened by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and closed by Sir Paul McCartney, the 2012 Olympic Games in London will host 10,000 athletes from over 200 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world, making it the largest multisport event ever held in the United Kingdom.
About the Summer Olympics 2012
The 2012 Olympics are upon us, and will run this year in London, UK from July 27 when the opening ceremony will be held until the closing ceremonies of August 12. Officially beginning with the group stages for women's football on July 25, London was awarded the 2012 venue way back in 2005, and has been aggressively building and working towards their third ever Olympic Games as host. London previously held the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games, and has spent more than £9.3 ($14.4 billion US) to build the sporting facilities and infrastructure needed for this massive undertaking.
The Royal Mint has produced approximately 4,700 Olympic and Paralympic medals for the 2012 London Games, and if you ask any athlete around the world what the single most important individual achievement is in sports, they will undoubtedly tell you it is winning an Olympic medal for their home country. With a total of 39 separate disciplines in 26 different sports, the Summer Olympics 2012 gives the world a chance to see the most talented athletes globally compete in events like Archery, Cycling, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.
But there is no doubt that the most anticipated and viewed, as well as wagered upon, events of the 2012 Olympic games will be held in the swimming pools, on the basketball courts and in the gymnasiums. Swimming, basketball and gymnastics generally rule in the Summer Olympic Games, and 2012 will no doubt be the same. Basketball and Gymnastics competition cover nearly the entire 2012 Olympics, beginning on July 28 and ending on August 12. Swimming events take place July 28 through August 4 and also on August 9 and 10, and the 2012 Olympics in London culminates with the March of the Athletes on August 12.
Vegas Odds on 2012 Olympics countries have the United States as the early favorite to win the most medals, followed closely by China, Russia, Great Britain, Australia and Germany. Odds on individual Olympics events change rapidly, and we are happy to provide you with a one-stop destination for the latest breaking 2012 Olympic lines. Check back here often for breaking news stories on the 2012 London Olympic Games, as well as updated odds and results. The games have begun, so fire up your television set and enjoy what is widely regarded as the greatest multisport competition in the world. We will also be posting links to the medal counts of each country, so you can follow your home country in it's chase for Olympic gold.
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