Olympic Games having various competitions are one of the major events at International level for athletes of the world. Olympic Games take place every two years with alternation of seasonal Olympic Games (Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games). If we talk about a single seasonal Olympic Games, as for example Summer Olympic Games, take place every four year. It means, the Summer Olympic Games held in 2008 will take place in 2012 and Winter Olympic Games held in 2010 will take place in 2014. Olympic Games started in 776 BC (8th century BC) at Olympia in Greece continued till 393 AD (5th century AD). Modern olympic games were organized in 1896 after the foundation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. Several changes occurred in the Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were included and got recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Olympic Games in 1914, 1940 & 1944 were concealed due to World Wars and faced boycotts and limited participation in 1980 & 1984 due to Cold War. After 1984, Olympic Games take place every four years without any disruptions. Olympic Games 2012 takes place in London (England).
More than three hundred countries and about 11,000 athletes participate in olympic games 2012, The olympic games dates start on the 27th July and end on the 12th August, 2012 including opening as well as closing ceremony. It consists of 26 sports which are categorized into 39 disciplines including games like Archery, Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Badminton, Basketball, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Cycling- Mountain Bike, Cycling-BMS, Cycling-Road, Cycling-Track, Diving, Equestrian-Dressage, Equestrian-Jumping, Equestrian-Eventing, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics-Artistic, Gymnastic-Trampoline, Gymnastic-Rhythmic, Hockey, Judo, Handball, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Water Polo, and Wrestling. There is conflict regarding the olympic games schedule. The first schedule was officially published on the 15th October, 2010 and the current schedule came into light on the 15th February, 2011. According to the schedule, the Olympic Games 2012 take place from the 27th July to 12th August, 2012 in London.Ramadan falls during this period. Muslims keep fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Muslim athletes may have difficulties in participating and performing in the Olympic Games due to keeping fast. So, some of Muslim athletes have requested the International Olympic Committee to reschedule the olympic Games 2012and keep dates for various events outside the period of Ramadan. The first and second chances of selling olympic game tickets completed and resale of the tickets will be available in 2012. You can get paper tickets as well as electronic tickets after submitting the application for tickets. For getting electronic tickets, you have to create an account. You will get the Olympic game tickets after submitting the application online. You can use Visa Cards (debit card, credit card and prepaid card) for payment of olympic game tickets. The tickets sale will continue till the Games start. Get tickets, go to London and have fun during the Olympic Games 2012.