Saturday, July 28, 2012


Official London 2012 Olympic Games Logo
The London 2012 Olympic Games have officially kicked-off and for the next 16 days ending Sunday, August 12, 2012, Sports Fans around the World will be united at their Television Sets.

Some Fun Facts about the Games:
  • The Hunger Games can single-handedly accept credit for Archery's massive boost in popularity 
  • Canadian Coaches will be earning $15k per Gold Medal won
  • Canada sends 277 Athletes in a total 24 Sports at this edition of the Games
  • Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is the Artistic Director behind this year's $42-million Opening Ceremony. 60k will be in attendance live at the Olympic Stadium, while 1 billion are expected to tune-in on Television globally; Sir Paul McCartney headlines.
  • The Queen, William & Kate, David Beckham, Brad & Angelina, Barrack & Michelle Obama are among the Elite attending the Opening Ceremony.
  • 4 billion Spectators are expected Worldwide over the course of the Games
  • Musical Acts like The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal and Mark Ronson played the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in Hyde Park.
  • The Closing Night Ceremony boasts a spectacular Line-up being dubbed A Symphony of British Music with the likes of Russell Brand, One Direction, Spice Girls, Take That, Ed Sheeran, Queen and more expected to appear.
  • Survival by Muse is the official Song of the Games

Click here for the official Olympic Schedule.  

 CTV will be providing Canadians full access to all the Action.

(Photo credit: Wolff Olins)