The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 27 July to12 August 2012 in the British capital. The games will be attended by about 10,5 thousand athletes and 4,2 thousand paraolympic athletes from 205 countries.
A number of sporting events will take place against the background of the most popular London attractions. For example, the triathlon competitions will be held in Hyde Park, the Olympic beach volleyball tournaments will take place at St. Jame's Park and the tennis competitions - at the famous Wimbledon Stadium.
The football matches will be held at Glasgow's Hampden Park national stadium, at St. James' Park in Newcastle, the Old Trafford in Manchester, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as well as in London - at the Wembley Arena and Arsenal. The mountain bike and canoe races will take place outside the British capital.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors will come to London for the Olympic Games. In this regard, the authorities are actively working towards expanding the hotel capacity in London. The number of hotel rooms in the London is expected to reach 120,000 by 2012. Most of these new hotels will correspond to the 3-Star European level.