Gymnastics & Trampolining at the london 2012 olympics

Gymnastics & Trampolining at the london 2012 olympics

On the 15th February 2011 the British Olympic Committee released the schedule of events for the London 2012 Olypmics. Whilst the official opening ceremony is to be held on 27th July 2012 events will actually start on the 25th July with the women’s football, but the events we are looking forward to most are the gymnastics competitions, which start on 28th July. Here is a brief distillation of the important details.

Where are the gymnastics & trampoline events at the london 2012 olympics to be held?

The artistic gymnastics and trampoline events are to be held at the North Greenwich Arena served by North Greenwich tube station and Charlton railway station.

The rythmic gymnastics events are to be held at the Wembley Arena served by Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium tube and railway stations.

When are the artistic gymnastics events at the london 2012 olympics?

  • The Rythmic events start on 28th July with the men’s qualifiers starting at 11:00, the women’s qualifiers are the next day starting at 9:30.
  • The men’s team finals and medal ceremony are on the 30th July starting at 16:30 with the women’s team finals and medal ceremony on the 31st July, also starting at 16:30.
  • On the 1st August starting at 16:30 will be the men’s individual All-Around final & victory ceremony.
  • On the 2nd August starting at 16:30 will be the women’s individual All-Around final & victory ceremony.
  • There will be no gymnastics on 3rd & 4th August, but there will be trampolining – see below.
  • On the 5th August starting at 14:00 there will be the men’s Floor Exercise final & victory ceremony, men’s Pommel Horse final & victory ceremony and the women’s Vault final & victory ceremony.
  • On the 6th August starting at 14:00 there will be the men’s Rings final & victory ceremony, the men’s Vault final & victory ceremony and the women’s Uneven Bars final & victory ceremony.
  • On the 6th August starting at 14:00 there will be the men’s Horizontal Bar final & victory ceremony, men’s Parallel Bars final & victory ceremony, the women’s Balance Beam final & victory ceremony, and the women’s Floor Exercise final & victory ceremony.

When are the rythmic gymnastics events at the london 2012 olympics?

  • The rythmic gymnastics events start at 12:00 on 9th August with Individual All-Around qualification & rotations 1 & 2, and the Group All-Around qualification & rotation 1.
  • On 10th August starting at 12:00 are the Individual All-Around qualification & rotations 3 & 4, and the Group All-Around qualification & rotation 2.
  • On 11th August starting at 13:30 are the Individual All-Around final & victory ceremony
  • On 12th August starting at 13:30 are the Group All-Around final & victory ceremony.

When are the trampoline events at the london 2012 olympics?

  • The men’s qualification, final & victory ceremony are on 3rd August starting at 14:00
  • The women’s qualification, final & victory ceremony are on 4th August starting at 14:00

How much will tickets cost for the gymnastics & trampoline events at the london 2012 olympics?

  • For artistic gymnastics tickets for the qualifiers start at £20 and go up to £150 and for the finals the tickets start at £50 and go up to £450.
  • For rythmic gymnastics tickets for the qualifiers start at £20 and go up to £95 and for the finals the tickets start at £45 and go up to £175.
  • For trampoline tickets start at £20 and go up to £185.

Did you know …?

  • The word ‘Gymnastics’ comes from the Greek for ‘naked’ – early gymnasts used to perform without any clothes.
  • A total of 324 gymnasts will compete in the three disciplines in Olympic Gymnastics – Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline.
  • Gymnasts are usually among the youngest competitors at the Olympic Games, and some later reappear as divers, pole vaulters or aerial skiers in the Winter Games.
  • A ‘Perfect 10’ is no longer the top score in Gymnastics. Open-ended scoring was introduced in 2006 to make it easier to reward difficulty.
  • Shun Fujimoto competed with a broken leg to help Japan win Team gold at Montreal 1976.
  • The oldest Gymnastics medalist in Games history was Edith Seymour, 46 – a member of the UK’s bronze medal-winning team at the Amsterdam 1928 Games (there is still hope for me then).
  • Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina has 18 Olympic medals – the most ever won in any sport.

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One thought on “Gymnastics & Trampolining at the london 2012 olympics

  1. Betty

    What does everyone think of NBC’s coverage so far? I think it has been a bit disappointing. Their online streams are too slow. Why was Meredith doing the Opening Ceremony? Really? Nobody better than that for the Opening Ceremony?

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