London 2012

Australian Olympians At The Games

Flag Bearers

Olympian Name Ceremony
Lauren Jackson Opening
Malcolm Page Closing

Australian Medallists At The Games

Olympian Name Sport Medals
Angie Bainbridge Swimming
1
Bronte Barratt Swimming
1
1
Suzy Batkovic Basketball
1
Gemma Beadsworth Water Polo
1
Mathew Belcher Sailing
1
Abby Bishop Basketball
1
Jack Bobridge Cycling - Track
1
Brittany Broben Diving
1
Victoria Brown Water Polo
1
Nathan Burgers Hockey
1
Matthew Butturini Hockey
1
Liz Cambage Basketball
1
Cate Campbell Swimming
1
Joel Carroll Hockey
1
James Chapman Rowing
1
Chris Ciriello Hockey
1
Jacob Clear Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
1
Alicia Coutts Swimming
1
3
1
Kim Crow Rowing
1
1
Nina Curtis Sailing
1
Tommaso D'Orsogna Swimming
1
Liam De Young Hockey
1
Tim Deavin Hockey
1
Rohan Dennis Cycling - Track
1
Erin Densham Triathlon
1
Josh Dunkley-Smith Rowing
1
Jamie Dwyer Hockey
1
Annette Edmondson Cycling - Track
1
Brittany Elmslie Swimming
1
2
Blair Evans Swimming
1
Russell Ford Hockey
1
Karsten Forsterling Rowing
1
Jessica Fox Canoe/Kayak - Slalom
1
Drew Ginn Rowing
1
Matt Gohdes Hockey
1
Kieran Govers Hockey
1
Kate Gynther Water Polo
1
Michael Hepburn Cycling - Track
1
Laura Hodges (Summerton) Basketball
1
Kate Hornsey Rowing
1
Lauren Jackson Basketball
1
Rachel Jarry Basketball
1
Iain Jensen Sailing
1
Leisel Jones Swimming
1
Fergus Kavanagh Hockey
1
Mark Knowles Hockey
1
Bronwen Knox Water Polo
1
Yolane Kukla Swimming
1
Holly Lincoln-Smith Water Polo
1
Will Lockwood Rowing
1
Kathleen Macleod Basketball
1
James Magnussen Swimming
1
1
Alicia McCormack Water Polo
1
Kaarle McCulloch Cycling - Track
1
Glencora Ralph Water Polo
1
James McRae Rowing
1
Anna Meares Cycling - Track
1
1
Jane Moran Water Polo
1
Chris Morgan Rowing
1
Jade Neilsen Swimming
1
Daniel Noonan Rowing
1
Jenna O'Hea Basketball
1
Glenn O'Shea Cycling - Track
1
Eddie Ockenden Hockey
1
Simon Orchard Hockey
1
Nathan Outteridge Sailing
1
Malcolm Page Sailing
1
Kylie Palmer Swimming
1
Sally Pearson (McLellan) Athletics
1
Shane Perkins Cycling - Track
1
Brooke Pratley Rowing
1
Olivia Price Sailing
1
Sam Richards Basketball
1
Brenton Rickard Swimming
1
Mel Rippon Water Polo
1
Melanie Schlanger Swimming
1
2
Jenni Screen Basketball
1
Emily Seebohm Swimming
1
2
Tom Slingsby Sailing
1
Tate Smith Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
1
Sophie Smith Water Polo
1
Dave Smith Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
1
Belinda Snell Basketball
1
Ash Southern Water Polo
1
Christian Sprenger Swimming
1
1
Murray Stewart Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
1
Hayden Stoeckel Swimming
1
Matthew Swann Hockey
1
Sarah Tait (Outhwaite) Rowing
1
Jared Tallent Athletics
1
Matt Targett Swimming
1
Libby Trickett (Lenton) Swimming
1
Glenn Turner Hockey
1
Mitchell Watt Athletics
1
Rowie Webster Water Polo
1
Lucinda Whitty Sailing
1
Sam Willoughby Cycling - BMX
1
Kristi Harrower Basketball
1
Nicola Zagame Water Polo
1

Games Trivia

 

Emblem

There have been two London 2012 logos: one for the bidding process created by Kino Design and one for the Games.

The Games logo was designed by Wolff Olins and was released in 2007. The logo is a representation of the number 2012, with the Olympic Rings embedded within the zero.

Motto

The Motto for the London 2012 Olympic Games is Live as one

Mascots

Wenlock and Mandeville were created using the last two drops of British steel used for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. 

Wenlock is named after the Shropshire town Much Wenlock, still home to the ‘Much Wenlock Games’. These Games were inspired by the ancient Olympics of Greece, and proved so inspirational to Baron Pierre de Coubertin when he first saw them that he went on to found the modern Olympic movement. 

Mandeville stems from the town Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire. During the London 1948 Olympics, Stoke Mandeville hosted a sport competition for World War II soldiers with spinal injuries. It was held as a ‘parallel Olympics’ for athletes with disabilities and proved the birthplace of the Paralympic Games. 

They may look like aliens, but take a closer look and they embody London 2012. Their heads are lit up like London taxis, they have camera lens eyes, and their heads are shaped like the Olympic Stadium, Podium and Paralympic emblem. The mascots are designed as interactive creatures, and can be contacted on Facebook and Twitter.

Candidate Cities

There were four other candidate cities for the 2012 Games - Paris, France; New York, USA; Moscow, Russian Federation; Madrid, Spain. London won the final round of voting over Paris 54 votes to 50.