The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will take place in London, England, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The capital of Great Britain will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. In the choice of the host city the candidacy of London defeated cities such as Paris, Madrid, New York and Moscow.
|facts and figures about the 2012 Olympics|
|motto||Inspire a Generation|
|mascots||Wenlock und Mandeville|
|participating teams||approximately 200|
Every day during the Olympic Games in London we selected a picture of the day that best captured the mood and excitement during the Games.
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At the XXXth Summer Olympic Games in London German athletes won 44 medals in total: 11 gold, 19 silver and 14 bronze. Have a look at all the medal winners in our gallery.
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Year What happened?
2000 For the fifth time in a row the dressage team wins at the Olympic Games in Sydney.
2001 Jutta Kleinschmidt is the first woman to win the Paris Dakar Rally.
Highlights of German Sports 2000-2010
It stands for fairness, tolerance and peaceful competition: International Sports Promotion of the Federal Foreign Office is a global success story and one example of how sport can build bridges across linguistic, political and cultural divides.
Sport without Borders
They are social bridge builders and promote international understanding: language and sport have more in common than one might initially think. How are they similar? Both create identity, have an integrative effect and bring people of different nationalities together.
How Language and Sport Break Down Barriers
Dressurreiter Sydney 2000
Deutsche Tischtennishoffnung Timo Boll
Frauen-WM 2011- Deutschland - Nigeria