The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad or “London 2012 Olympic Games”, are scheduled to take place in London, England, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.
Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate. The 2012 Summer Olympic programme features 26 sports and a total of 39 disciplines.
The 2012 Paralympic Games programme has 20 sports and 21 disciplines. For the first time, women’s boxing is included in the programme, with 40 athletes competing in five different weight classes. There is a special dispensation to allow the various shooting events to go ahead, which would otherwise be illegal under UK gun law.
Title: Olympic Games 2012 – Belgium
Date of Issue: 21 May 2012
Denominations: 1 monde