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2012 Olympic Games Schedule Will Jazz Up London

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:34 AM

Every session at the Olympics will be jazzed up with mood-setting videos, music, and lighting but nothing will dwarf the sporting spectacle, London 2012 chiefs said on Wednesday.  The 2012 Olympics Games schedule is packed with excitement.

Whether it be cycling in the velodrome, archery at Lord's or gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena, by the time action gets going all the spectators will know their keirins from their omniums, their bow sights from their fletchings and their double backward somersaults from their front hand springs.

Educating the ticket holders, many of whom will be watching sports such as handball and water polo for the first time, is a major part of making the Games tick, according to organisers.

"We have been innovative and have come up with something different so that people will be able to connect to the sports they are watching," Debbie Jevans, LOCOG's Director of Sport, said at a news conference on the first day of competition.

"Things like modern pentathlon, handball and water polo there is not a lot of that in the UK, so what we wanted to do was present it in a way allowed people to understand what they are watching, then there enjoyment is that much more."

Before each session a "A to Z" guide video will be shown to familiarise the public with rules, techniques and tactics while "mood" sequences will help build the atmosphere.

A small number of selected sessions will include live musical acts from leading British artists while major bands such as Muse and the Chemical Brothers have written music especially for some of the main venues during the Games.

A playlist of 2,012 songs will be used over the sporting festival, but Jevans said they were sensitive not to turn the Olympics into a rock concert - a criticism of the recent Euro 2012 soccer championship where fans had their eardrums assaulted by deafening music before every match.

"What is absolutely paramount is the integrity of the sport and the atmosphere that naturally surrounds it," Jevans said.

"What we are doing is being mindful. All the music will be themed to the sport and the venue itself. In no way are we going to drown out the atmosphere.

"There will be mood VTs and the A to Z VTs while many of the announcers will be walking around interviewing fans before the event starts so there will be lots of fan interaction.

"We have gone to great length to enhance the sport, not interfere with it."

Spectators will also be able to listen to in-ear commentaries of 12 sports after purchasing earphones for 10 pounds ($15.53) - particularly useful in the athletics stadium in which multiple disciplines unfold at the same time.

"When you're looking at the stadium when there is a race going on at the same time as the pole vault, we can educate people to know when a potential medal vault may be about to happen. We believe that will be very popular."

Take a look at the 2012 Olympics schedule below.

2012 Olympics Schedule


July 28th
6:00 am Men’s Qualification-Subdivision 2
10:30 am Men’s Qualification- Subdivision 2
3:00 pm Men’s Qualification- Subdivision 3

July 29th

4:30 am Women’s Qualification- Subdivision 1
6:15 am Women’s Qualification-Subdivision 2
9:45 am Women’s Qualification- Subdivision 3
11:30 Women’s Qualification- Subdivision 4
3:00 pm Women’s Qualification- Subdivision 5

July 30th
11:30 am Men’s Team Final

July 31st
11:30 am Women’s Team Final

August 1st
11:30 am Men’s Individual All Around

August 2nd
11:30 am Women’s Individual All Around

August 5th
9:00 am Men’s Floor Exercise-Final
9:50 am Women’s Vault- Final
10:41 am Men’s Pommel Horse- Final

August 6th
9:00 am Men’s Rings-Final
9:50 am Women’s Uneven Bars- Final
10:41 am Men’s Vault- Final

August 7th
9:00 am Men’s parallel Bars- Final
9:47 am Women’s Balance Beam-Final
10:37 am Men’s Horizontal Bars- Final
11:23 am Women’s Floor Exercise-Final


July 28th
5:00 am Men’s 400 IM-Qualification
5:45 am Women’s 100m Butterfly-Heats
5:52 am Men’s 400m Freestyle- Heats
6:17 am Women’s 400m IM-Qualification
6:53 am Men’s 100m Breaststroke- Heats
7:11 am Women’s 4x100m Freestyle-Qualification
2:30 pm Men’s 400m IM-Final
2:40 pm Women’s 100m Butterfly-Semifinals
2:49 pm Men’s 400m Freestyle-Final
3:09 pm Women’s 400m IM-Final
3:30 pm Men’s 100m Breaststroke- Semifinals
3:40 pm Women’s 4x100m Freestyle- Final

July 29th
5:00 am Women’s 100m Backstroke- Heats
5:20 am Men’s 200m Freestyle- Heats
5:40 am Women’s 100m Breaststroke- Heats
6:00 am Men’s 100m Backstroke-Heats
6:20 am Women’s 400m Freestyle- Heats
6:53 am Men’s 4x100m Freestyle- Qualification
2:30 pm Women’s 100m Butterfly-Final
2:37 pm Men’s 200m Freestyle-Semifinals
2:48 pm Women’s 100m Breaststroke-Final
3:08 pm Men’s 100m Breaststroke- Final
3:15 pm Women’s 400m Freestyle- Final
3:25 pm Men’s 100m Backstroke- Semifinals
3:44 pm Women’s 100m Backstroke-Semifinals
3:54 pm Men’s 4x100m Freestyle- Final

July 30th
5:00 am Women’s 200m Freestyle- Heats
5:21 am Men’s 200m Butterfly-Heats
5:41 am Women’s 200m IM-Qualification
2:30 pm Women’s 200m Freestyle- Semifinals
2:41 pm Men’s 200m Freestyle- Final
2:49 pm Women’s 100m Backstroke- Final
2:56 pm Men’s 100m Backstroke-Final
3:13 pm Women’s 100m Breaststroke- Final
3:30 pm Men’s 200m Butterfly-Semifinals
3:51 pm Women’s 100m IM-Semifinals

July 31st
5:00 am Men’s 100m Freestyle-Heats
5:23 am Women’s 200m Butterfly- Heats
5:40 am Men’s 200m Breaststroke- Heats
6:02 am Men’s 4x200m Freestyle-Qualification
2:30 pm Men’s 100m Freestyle-Semifinals
2:39 pm Women’s 200m Freestyle- Final
2:47 pm Men’s 200m Butterfly- Final
2:55 pm Women’s 200m Butterfly-Semifinals
3:17 pm Men’s 200m Breaststroke- Semifinals
3:39 pm Women’s 200m IM-Final
3:47 pm Men’s 4x200m Freestyle- Final

August 1st
5:00 am Women’s 100m Freestyle- Heats
5:21 am Men’s 200m Backstroke- Heats
5:43 am Women’s 200m Breaststroke- Heats
6:06 am Men’s 200m IM- Qualification
6:26 am Women’s 4x200m Freestyle- Qualification
2:30 pm Men’s 200m Breaststroke- Final
2:38 pm Women’s 100m Freestyle- Semifinals
2:47 pm Men’s 200m Backstroke- Semifinals
3:09 pm Women’s 200m Butterfly- Final
3:17 pm Men’s 100m Freestyle- Final
3:24 pm Women’s 200m Breaststroke- Semifinals
3:36 pm Men’s 200m IM – Semifinal
3:57 pm women’s 4x200m Freestyle- Final

August 2nd
5:00 am Men’s 50m Freestyle-Heats
5:19 am Women’s 800m Freestyle- Heats
6:14 am Men’s 100m Butterfly- Heats
6:31 am Women’s 200m Backstroke- Heats
2:30 pm Men’s 50m Freestyle- Semifinals
2:38 pm Women’s 200m Breaststroke- Final
2:46 pm Men’s 200m Backstroke- Final
2:54 pm Women’s 200m Backstroke- Semifinals
3:16 pm Men’s 200m IM-Final
3:34 pm Women’s 100m Freestyle- Final
3:51 pm Men’s 100m Butterfly- Semifinals

August 3rd
5:00 am Women’s 50m Freestyle- Heats
5:24 am Men’s 1500m Freestyle- Heats
6:35 am Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay- Heats
6:49 am Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay-Heats
2:30 pm Women’s 200m Backstroke-Final
2:38 pm Men’s 100m Butterfly-Final
2:45 pm Women’s 800m Freestyle-Final
3:09 pm Women’s 50m Freestyle-Semifinals
3:09pm Men’s 50m Freestyle- Final

August 4th
2:30 pm Women’s 50m Freestyle- Final
2:36 pm Men’s 1500m Freestyle-Final
3:07 pm Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay-Final
3:27 Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay- Final

August 8th
5:00 a Women’s Open Water

August 9th
7:00 am Women’s Open Water

August 10th
7:00 am Men’s Open Water


July 28th
11:45 am Women’s Basketball v. Croatia

July 29th
9:30 am Men’s Basketball v. France

July 30th
5:15 pm Women’s Basketball v Angola

July 31st
5:15 pm Men’s Basketball v. Tunisia

August 1st
5:15 pm Women’s Basketball v. Turkey

August 2nd
5:15 pm Men’s Basketball v. Nigeria

August 3rd
5:15 pm Women’s Basketball v. Czech Republic

August 4th
9:30 am Men’s Basketball v. Lithuania

August 5th
11:45 am Women’s Basketball v. China

August 6th
5:15 pm Men’s Basketball v. Argentina

August 7th
9:00 am Women’s Quarterfinal
11:15 Women’s Quarterfinal
3:00 pm Women’s Quarterfinal
5:15 pm Women’s Quarterfinal

August 8th
9:00 am Men’s Quarterfinal
11:15 am Men’s Quarterfinal
3:00 pm Men’s Quarterfinal
5:15 pm Men’s Quarterfinal

August 9th
12:00 pm Women’s Semifinal
4:00 pm Women’s Semifinal

August 10th
12:00 pm Men’s Semifinal
4:00 pm Men’s Semifinal

August 11
12:00 pm Women’s Bronze Medal Game
4:00 pm Women’s Gold Medal Game

August 12th
6:00 am Men’s Bronze Medal Game
10:00 am Men’s Gold Medal Game

Track and Field:

August 3rd
5:00 am Men’s Shot Put- Qualification
5:05 am Women’s Heptathlon- 100m Hudles
5:25 am Women’s Triple Jump- Qualification
5:40 am Women’s 100m- Preliminaries
6:15 am Men’s 400 Hurdles- Round 1
6:20 am Men’s Hammer Throw-Qualification
7:00 am Women’s 400m-Round 1
8:00 am Men’s Steeplechase- Round 1
2:00 pm Women’s Heptathlon- Shot Put
2:05 pm Women’s 100m- Round1
2:10 pm Women’s Discus Throw- Qualification
2:50 pm Men’s Long Jump- Qualification
3:05 pm Men’s 1500m-Round 1
3:30 pm Men’s Shot Put- Final
3:45 pm Women’s Heptathlon- 200m
4:25 Women’s 10,000m- Final

August 4th
5:00 am Men’s 100m- Preliminaries
5:05 am Women’s Heptathlon- Long Jump
5:20 am Women’s Pole Vault Qualification
5:35 am Men’s 400m-Round 1
6:35 am Women’s Steeplechase- Round 1
6:40 am Women’s Heptathlon- Javelin Throw
7:30 am Men’s 100m- Round 1
12:00 pm Men’s 20km Walk
2:00 pm Men’s 400m Hurdles-Semifinals
2:30 pm Women’s Discus Throw-Final
2:35 pm Women’s 100m- Semifinal
2:55 pm Men’s Long Jump-Final
3:05 pm Women’s 400m-Semifinals
3:35 pm Women’s Heptathlon- 800m
4:15 pm Men’s 10,000m-Final
4:55 pm Women’s 100m-Final

August 5th
6:00 am Women’s Marathon
2:00 pm Women’s 400m Hurdles- Round 1
2:05 pm Men’s High Jump Qualification
2:35 Women’s Triple Jump- Final
2:45 pm Men’s 100m- Semifinals
3:15 pm Men’s 1500m-Semifinals
3:20 pm Men’s Hammer Throw- Final
3:40 pm Men’s 400m- Semifinals
4:10 pm Women’s 400m- Final
4:25 pm Men’s Steeplechase- Final
4:50 pm Men’s 100m- Final

August 6th
5:00 am Men’s Discus Throw- Qualification
5:05 am Women’s 100m Hurdles- Round 1
5:45 am Women’s Shot Put- Qualification
5:50 am Men’s 800m- Round 1
6:45 am Women’s 1500m- Round 1
2:00 pm Women’s Pole Vault- Final
2:15 pm Women’s Shot Put- Final
2:20 pm Women’s 200m- Round 1
3:15 pm Women’s 400m Hurdles- Semifinals
3:45 pm Men’s 400m Hurdles- Final
4:05 pm Women’s Steeplechase- Final
4:30 pm Men’s 400m- Final

August 7th
5:00 am Women’s Javelin Throw- Qualification
5:10 am Men’s 110m Hurdles- Round 1
5:45 am Men’s Triple Jump- Qualification
5:55 am Women’s 5000m- Round 1
6:50 am Men’s 200m-Round 1
2:00 pm Men’s High Jump-Final
2:15 pm Women’s 100m Hurdles- Semifinals
2:45 pm Men’s Discus Throw- Final
2:55 pm Men’s 800m-Semifinals
3:25 pm Women’s 200m Semifinals
4:00 pm Women’s 100m Hurdles- Final
4:15 pm Men’s 1500m- Final

August 8th
5:00 am Men’s Pole Vault- Qualification
5:00 am Women’s Hammer Throw- Qualification
5:10 am Men’s Decathlon- 100m
5:45 am Men’s 5000m-Round 1
6:10 am Men’s Decathlon- Long Jump
6:35 am Women’s 800m- Round 1
7:50 am Men’s Decathlon- Shot Put
1:00 pm Men’s Decathlon- High Jump
2:05 pm Men’s Javelin Throw- Qualification
2:15 pm Men’s 110m Hurdles- Semifinals
2:45 pm Women’s 1500m-Semifinals
3:05 pm Women’s Long Jump-Final
3:10 pm Men’s 200m- Semifinals
3:45 pm Women’s 400m Hurdles- Final
4:00 pm Women’s 200m-Final
4:15 pm Men’s 110m Hurdles- Final
4:30 pm Men’s Decathlon- 400m

August 9th
4:00 am Men’s Decathlon- 110m Hurdles
4:30 am Women’s High Jump-Qualification
4:55 am Men’s Decathlon-Discus Throw
6:35 am Men’s 4x400 Relay- Round 1
7:55 am Men’s Decathlon- Pole Vault
1:30 pm Men’s Decathlon-Javelin Throw
2:20 pm Men’s Triple Jump-Final
2:30 pm Women’s 800m- Semifinals
3:00 pm Men’s 800m-Final
3:20 pm Women’s 4x100m Relay- Round 1
3:55 pm Men’s 200m-Final
4:00 pm Women’s Javelin Throw- Final
4:20 pm Men’s Decathlon-1500m

August 10th
2:00 pm Men’s Pole Vault- Final
2:10 pm Women’s 4x400m Relay-Round 1
2:35 pm Women’s Hammer Throw- Final
2:45 pm Men’s 4x100m Relay-Round 1
3:05 pm Women’s 5000m-Final
3:40 pm Women’s 4x100m Relay- Final
3:55 pm Women’s 1500m-Final
4:20 pm Men’s 4x400m Relay- Final

August 11th
4:00 am Men’s 50km walk
12:00 Women’s 20km walk
2:00 pm Women’s High Jump-Final
2:20 Men’s Javelin Throw- Final
2:30 pm Men’s 5000m-Final
3:00 pm Women’s 800m-Final
3:25 pm Women’s 4x400m Relay- Final
4:00 pm Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

August 12
6:00 am Men’s Marathon


July 25th
12:00 pm Women’s Soccer v. France

July 28th
12:00 pm Women’s Soccer v. Columbia

July 31st
12:15 pm Women’s Soccer v. People’s Republic of Korea

August 3rd
7:00 am Women’s Quarterfinal
9:30 am Women’s Quarterfinal
12:00 pm Women’s Quarterfinal
2:30 pm Women’s Quarterfinal

August 4th
7:00 am Men’s Quarterfinal
9:30 am Men’s Quarterfinal
12:00 pm Men’s Quarterfinal
2:30 pm Men’s Quarterfinal

August 6th
12:00 pm Women’s Semifinal
2:45 pm Women’s Semifinal

August 7th
12:00 pm Men’s Semifinal
2:45 pm Men’s Semifinal

August 9th
8:00 am Women’s Bronze Medal Match
2:45 pm Women’s Gold Medal Match

August 10th
2:45 pm Men’s Bronze Medal Match

August 11th
10:00 Men’s Gold Medal Match


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