Olympic Games, the most awaited sports events for a large number of athletes of the world, originated in Olympia in Greece in the 8th century BC. It took place till 5th century AD. Modern Olympic Games started in 1896 after the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. It takes place every two years with alternating of Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games. The games held every four years with seasonal games. It means if summer Olympic Games held in 2008 will take place in 2012. Paralympic games are also held just after Olympic Games for physically disabled athletes. Paralympic Games started in 2008. The Olympic games of 1916, 1940 and 1944 were canceled due to the World Wars. The number of participants was very less in the Olympic Games of 1980 and 1984 due to Cold Wars. The Olympic Games took place every four years altering seasonal games (Winter Olympic and Summer Olympic) without any obstructions after 1984.
Olympic Games 2012 is going to be held in London. London becomes the first city to organize Olympic Games three times. London has hosted Olympic Games two times earlier in 1908 and 1948. 113 qualified and estimated 204 countries are going to participate in Olympic Games 2012. About 849 qualified and 10 500 estimated athletes will become the participants of Olympic Games 2012. The opening ceremony will be in London on the 27th July and the closing ceremony will be on the 12th August, 2012. The total events taking place in Olympic Games 2012 are 302.
Olympic Games 2012 includes 26 sports categorized into 39 disciplines. The sports which will be played are Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Cycling-BMS, Cycling- Mountain Bike, Cycling-Road, Cycling-Track, Diving, Equestrian-Dressage, Equestrian-Eventing, Equestrian-Jumping, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics-Artistic, Gymnastic-Rhythmic, Gymnastic-Trampoline, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Olympic Game dates have been changed. The first Olympic game dates were officially broadcasted on the 15th October, 2010. The current Olympic game dates came into light on the 15th February, 2011. There are some issues regarding Olympic Games schedule. As Olympic Games 2012 is scheduled from the 27th July to the 12th August, 2012. During this period, Muslim athle