About London Olympics
The London Olympics were held in 2012, and what a show it was. From the U.S. bidding farewell to Michael Phelps' Olympic career with a stunning set of 22 medals to seeing women dominate sports over male Olympians, the London games will be talked about for years to come. The first women's boxing medal was won, and the competition was brutal in sports like soccer and badminton. A 16-year-old girl from China named Ye Shiwen won two different swimming events, and proved that age truly doesn't matter. The era of women continued with these Olympic games being the first in which every single sport had female competitors that were ready to take on their male counterparts. The competition was held at the breathtaking Olympic Park, which was made up of several different venues. Over 7 million tickets were sold to fill seats for this landmark event, and ticket holders were not disappointed by the action. Did you know that Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver? That doesn't downplay their importance, including the fact that Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time during the London games. Fans were treated to something they don't get to see that often: the Queen's humour. A video was played during the Opening Ceremony that starred Daniel Craig as James Bond, and the Queen for a bit of laughter before the show kicked off. The live show was watched at home by almost 30 million people who tuned in to see the Olympics get started in proper London style.