The London 2012 Olympics was a momentous time. Not only for the Olympians and organisers but also for the UK as a whole. The UK was ready to show the world what an Olympic games we could put on and make Olympics games history.
When London was announced as hosts for the 2012 Olympics they was a debate across the UK as to whether it was a good idea
The not so great architecture of the Orbit, designs of the 2012 logo and mascots Wenlock and Mandeville didn’t get the Olympics of to a great response with the public.
However as soon as the torch touched down in Cornwall and travelled across the country, it gave a sense of communal across the UK
On 27th July when the games offically begun it created realisation that this was going to become the most successful Olympic games in history.
The London games gained a new fan base not only with the sport fans. It created a connection between family and friends as well as the nation as a topic of discussion
Even though the games cost 11 billion and the future of the Olympic park is in jeopardy. The games did help the UK get out of recession.
As more and more GB medals were won the higher we reached on the medals table giving the public a sense of pride and new found role models among the British Olympians.
As the games came to an end with the closing ceremony on 12th August it featured the likes of Madness to The Who as well as cult British music through the decades showcasing something for everyone
The games ended up becoming the most globally watched event of the summer making it a success and an event that we are all a part of