Athletics at London 2012

Both the 2012 Summer Olympic Games (Fri 27 July - Sun 12 August) and the
2012 Paralympic Games (Wed 29 Aug - Sun 9 Sept) were held in London,
with the magnificent Olympic Stadium providing the perfect venue for the
athletics programmes.

The stadium was packed to its 80,000 capacity for each of the 15 athletics
sessions at the Olympics - there was an incredible atmosphere throughout and Team GB went away with four gold medals courtesy of Mo Farah (5000m & 10,000m), Greg Rutherford (Long Jump) and Jessica Ennis (Heptathlon). 

You can browse our photo section to see the progression of the site and we
have provided a handy Fact File with various statistics about the new stadium.

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium


2012 Olympics in London - Fact File
View the fascinating Stats page
Olympic Champion - Usain Bolt

London 2012 - Did You Know

Olympic Champion - Tirunesh Dibaba

Olympic Champion - Ivan Ukhov

2012 Olympic Champions - Sprints, Hurdles & Multi Events

2012 Olympic Champions - Track Sprints

2012 Olympic Champions -
Middle & Long Distance
2012 Olympic Champions - Track Middle and Long Distance

2012 Olympic Champions - Field
2012 Olympic Champions - Field

2012 Olympic Champions - Road
2012 Olympic Champions - Road

Ones to Watch towards Rio 2016

One to Watch - Kirani JamesOne to Watch - Brittney ReeseOne to Watch - David StorlOne to Watch - Sally Pearson
Kirani James Fact File NEWBrittney Reese Fact FileDavid Storl Fact File NEWSally Pearson Fact File NEW


Young Brits to follow towards Rio 2016

One to Watch - Holly BleasdaleOne to Watch - Jack GreenOne to Watch - Jodie WilliamsOne to Watch - Lawrence Okoye
Brit to Watch - Holly Bleasdale NEWBrit to Watch - Jack Green NEWBrit to Watch - Jodie Williams NEWBrit to Watch - Lawrence Okoye NEW


 Olympic Timetable - Track & Field

Friday 3 August scheduleSaturday 4 August scheduleSunday 5 August schedule
Monday 6 August scheduleTuesday 7 August scheduleWednesday 8 August schedule
Thursday 9 August scheduleFriday 10 August scheduleSaturday 11 August schedule

Olympic Timetable -
Road & Walks

Road schedule 4-5 AugustRoad schedule 11-12 August















Olympic Stadium
These photos show the progression of the magnificent 2012 Olympic Stadium and the surrounding area.

The Arcelor Mittal Orbit, designed by award-winning architect Amish Kapoor, stands next to the Olympic Stadium and is one of the UK's largest sculptures. It proved a major, successful attraction at London 2012.

Other Photos
London's Olympic Park was transformed and these photos show how facilities such as the warm-up tracks were completed. The Olympic Rings at St Pancras International station were a constant reminder leading up to the Games.

Visit the official London 2012 Olympics website