Olympic Marathon Will Be A Free Event
Most of the London 2012 Olympic games will require spectators to purchase tickets to watch the sports events. There are three major sports events which will be free Olympic events. These events are the Olympic marathon, triathlon and road cycling.
The free Olympic events will take place more than six times because they are divided between men and women’s races.
The London’s 2012 Olympic men’s marathon will be the closing event at the day of the closing ceremony.
Read below some more facts from 1 st Contact Enews on the up coming summer games in London 2012:
1. Around a million more tickets will go on sale from May 11, 2012!
2. The Opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be called ‘The Isles of Wonder’ and will be directed by award-winning director Danny Boyle of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame.
3. 205 nations are expected to take part in 300 events at the 2012 Games.
4. The marathon, triathlon and road cycling events are among Olympic events that will be free to spectators.
5. The most expensive tickets are £2,012 for the best seats at the opening ceremony, while the cheapest are just £20.
6. 8 other cities submitted bids to host the 2012 Olympics: Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Leipzig, Moscow, New York City, Paris and Madrid.
7. According to the organisers, the Olympic Games budget came from these sources:
•64% – Central Government
•23% – National Lottery
•13% – Mayor of London / London Development Agency
8. Around 70 000 unpaid volunteers (known as Games Makers) will work with the organisers, performing various tasks prior to and during the Games. More than 240 000 Game Maker applications were received.
10. The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be called ‘The Isles of Wonder’ and will be directed by award-winning director Danny Boyle of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame.
11. The 2012 Games logo was designed by Wolff Olins and cost £400,000. The logo has received criticism since it was unveiled in 2007, some saying it is reminiscent of the swastika. Iran threatened to boycott the Olympics because the logo looks like it might spell the word “Zion”. Read more facts..
The Free Olympic Event Spectators Map
Watch the video to learn where the free Olympic marathon event will run through so you know where to stand.
If you want to enjoy the events with all the other millions of spectators world wide, here are Olympic T-Shirts with the official Olympics Logo. Get the excitement of the summer Olympic games, support your team.
For Kids – 2012 London Olympics T-Shirt
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