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Olympics 2012

  • First International Oympic Games

    First International Oympic Games
    The first international olympic games were held in Athens, Greece.
  • 1908 London Olympics

    1908 London Olympics
    London 1908 Summer Olympic GamesLondon hosted the Olumpic games for the first time in 1908. They filled in at the last minute for Rome the Olympics Committee realized that Rome would not be ready in time.
  • First Paralympics

    The first parapympics were held in 1948 to promote the rehabilitation of soldiers after WWII. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games
  • Preparation of Olympic Park

    London began preparing the site for Olympic Park.
  • Concerns arise

    The London Assembly culture and sport committee expressed concern about the cost of the Olympics, saying that it is taking away from other areas of funding in the UK.
  • Bejing Olympics

    Bejing Olympics
    204 countries were represented in the 2008 Olympics in Bejing. While it was estimated to cost $15 billion, some sources believe that it cost up to $40 billion.
  • London Olympics

    London Olympics
    2012 London Olympics Official SiteThe 2012 London Olympics begin July 27 and end August 12.