Preview of Games to be Held on 31st of July and 1st of August – Part IAugust 1, 2012
There are a number of events that will be held today and tomorrow i.e. 1st of August at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The events that will be held are water polo, hockey, diving, football, weightlifting, volley ball, judo, boxing, beach volleyball, handball, basketball, badminton, swimming, the triathlon, tennis, table tennis, fencing and archery among others.
This year at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, water polo will be held at the Water Polo Arena in the Olympic Park. The dates for the event are from July 29th to August 12th. The game is played by seven players at a time. The main objective is to score as many goals possible.
The teams for the men and women will be divided into 2 groups. The competition will be of 4 stages: the prelims, quarterfinals, the semis and the Finals. The winners of the semi finals will play one-on –one in the finals.
There will be 24 teams (12 teams each for men and women) fighting against each other in the hockey tournaments at the 2012 Olympics. The matches will be hosted at the Riverbank Arena at the Olympic Park. The dates for the competition are from July 29th to August 11th. The competition is divided into the qualifiers, the quarter finals (knock-out stage), semi finals and the finals. The total duration of the match will be 70 minutes which is equally divided into equal halves.
This year at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, diving will be held at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park. The competition will be held between 29th July and 11th of August and a total of 136 divers (68 men along with 68 women). All dives must be executed picture perfect to achieve a high score.
Football will be held between July 25th and August 11th during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The venues that have been decided upon are the City of Coventry Stadium (Coventry), Hampden Park (Glasgow), Millennium Park (Cardiff), Old Trafford (Manchester), St. James’ Park (New Castle upon Tyne) and the Wembley Stadium. Of the 28 teams playing, 16 are men’s and the rest are women’s team. For the men, this will be basically an under-23 competition, with each team only allowed three senior footballers. There is, however, no age limit for the women.
This year at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, weight lifting will be held from July 28th to August 7th. The competition will be held at ExCel, which is the largest venue at the 2012 Games. There are 15 medal events and each event comprises of two kinds of lifts. There will be a total of 260 competitors among which 156 are men and the rest women. The participants have been segregated in to 15 categories (8 men and 7 women).
Volleyball will be held from July 28th to August 12th this year at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The objective of volleyball is to bring down the ball into the opponent’s court. There will be four stages in this year’s competition. The four stages are: the qualifiers, the knock-outs, semifinals and the finals. All matches will be played under the best-of-five format.
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