Summer Olymoics

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2012 Summer Olympics
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"2012 Olympics" redirects here. For the Winter Youth Olympics, see 2012 Winter Youth Olympics. For the Paralympic Games, see 2012 Summer Paralympics.
"London 2012" redirects here. For the video game, see London 2012 (video game). Games of the XXX Olympiad | This is the clear version of the official logo.
There are four official base colours, and another version for the
2012 Summer Paralympics.
For more details, see section "Logo" below. | Host city | London, United Kingdom | Motto | Inspire a Generation | Nations participating | 204 | Athletes participating | 10,820 | Events | 302 in 26 sports | Opening ceremony | 27 July |
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The Paris bid suffered two setbacks during the IOC inspection visit: a number of strikes and demonstrations coinciding with the visits, and a report that a key member of the bid team, Guy Drut, would face charges over alleged corrupt party political finances.[25]

Lord Coe – the head of the London 2012 bid
Throughout the process, Paris was widely seen as the favourite, particularly as this was its third bid in recent years.

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