The Olympic and Paralympic Games are almost here. Are you ready for them?
Here you can find all the information you need. Don’t miss your flight to London 2012!!!
By Pablo Díaz
By Marta Salutregui
Recorded text:The Olympics begin the twenty-seventh of July and finish the twelfth of August. The Paralympics begin the twenty-ninth of August and they are finishing the ninth of September. The Olympics will take place in London for the third time. The first time was in thousand nine hundred and eight and the second time was in thousand nine and forty-eight. Two hundred five countries are taking part in the Olympics. In hundred forty-seven countries are taking part in the Paralympics. The Olympics sports are archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe slalom, canoe sprint, cycling-BMX, cycling-Mountain bike, cycling-Road, cycling-Track, diving, equestrian-dressage, equestrian-eventing, equestrian-jumping, fencing, football, gymnastics-artistic, gymnastics-rhythmic, gymnastics-trampoline, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling. The Paralympics sports are paralympic archery, paralympic athletics, boccia, paralympic cycling-road, paralympic cycling-track, paralympic equestrian, football, goal ball, paralympic judo, power lifting, paralympic rowing, paralympic sailing, paralympic shooting, paralympic swimming, paralympic table tennis, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. PLACES Fluvial zone • ExCeL Exhibition Centre • Millennium Dome • Greenwich Arena • Greenwich Park • Royal Artillery Barracks Central zone • New Wembley Stadium • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club en Wimbledon • Lord’s Cricket Ground • Regent’s Park • Horse Guards Parade • Hyde Park Around London • Weald Country Park, en Essex • Eton Dorney, cerca de Windsor Outside of London • Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, en Dorset SÍMBOLOS The Olympic Fire. It burns during the Olypics and it simbolizes the fight for perfection and vistory. It turns on with a torch. The Olympic flag. It contains five rings. The flag was an idea of Pierre de Coubertin. It was make for a big store in Paris. The rings represent the five continents. The blue represents Europe, the yellow represents Asia, the black represents Africa, the green represents Oceania and the red America. Citius, altius, fortius. Faster, taller, stronger. It simbolizes improvement and will. The Olympic Oath. It was say in thousand nine hundred ant twenty for Victor Boin. It express respect. The Olypic Hymn. It was write for Kostis Palamas. It was sing for first time in thousand eight hundred and ninety-six. In thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight, it was stablished Oficial Hymn of the International Olympic Committee. Helen Jenkins Helen Rebecca Jenkins, (born 8 March thousand nine hundred and eighty-four in Moray, Scotland), is a British professional triathlete and the two thousand and eight and two thousand and eleven ITU World Champion. In two thousand and nine she placed third at the Grand Final of the World Championship Series in Gold Coast, in two thousand and eleven she was first in the World Championship Series and thanks to the London World Championship Series Gold she has secured a spot at the London Olympics 2012.
By David Moreira
By Chema López