London 2012 Olympic Games medal tally - Olympics live updates, schedule, results

London 2012 Olympic Games medal tally - Olympics live updates, schedule, results

London : United Kingdom | Jul 28, 2012 at 3:50 AM PDT
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Olympic Games 2012 host country Great Britain pulls off a spectacular opening ceremonies but to be formidable in hauling golds in the early stage of the London Olympics 2012 remains to be seen. Check the Olympic live updates, Go Here.

After the Queen Elizabeth parachuted with James Bond to the Olympic park for some opening ceremony excitement, first medals are at stake today in Olympic's schedule and results on Swimming, Archery and Shooting. China's Yi Siling wins the first gold of the London 2012 Olympics in women's 10m air rifle shooting. Sylwia Bogacka of Poland finished Silver while another Chinese Dan Yu got the Bronze. Sarah Menezes of Brazil has won gold in the women's judo under-48kg. Alexandr Vinokurov sprint in cyling men's Road Race on The Mall to claim gold for Kazakhstan. Colombia's Rigoberto Uran claimed silver, with Norway's Alexander Kristoff third, while Great Britain's ace Mark Cavendish, was unable to put himself in a position to attack. Korea shooter Jin Jong seals gold with his final shot in the men's 10m Air Pistol. Russian Arsen Galstyan wins gold in the men's -60kg competition on the opening day of Judo action. Check the Olympic medal count, Go Here.

Saturday evening Olympic swimming schedule will be final and semifinals event of men's 400 I.M. (final), women's 100 butterfly (semifinals), men's 400 freestyle (final), women's 400 I.M. (final). men's 100 breaststroke (semifinals) and women's 4×100 freestyle relay (final). USA powerhouse swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte surely demand attention in men's head to head swimming in 400 individual medley. USA teammates Elizabeth Beisel and Caitlin Leverenz surely will compete in women's 400 IM as well. Check the Olympic game schedule and results, go here.

Great Britain finished 4th in medal tally with 47 medals (19 Gold, 13 Silver, 15 Bronze) behind China (51 Golds), USA (36 Golds) and Russia (23 Golds) in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The usual patern in big sporting events like the Olympics is the host country will lead the hauling of medals, as to how many percent spike is remain to be seen. Check the Olympic Opening ceremony gallery of photos, go here.

Hosting the Olympic Games in London reportedly cost £9.3 billion ($14.46 billion) on building the venues and infrastructure, security and redeveloping the land for the Olympic Park. While the Games are privately funded, the venues and Park costs are met largely by public money. While this could be the most expensive Olympic game cost, everyone should enjoy every bit of it the London style. Check for Olympic games gallery of photos, click here.

2012 Olympic Medal Count Top 3

China - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze - Total Medal - 2

Brazil - 1 Gold, 1Bronze - Total 2

Kazakhstan - 1 Gold - Total 1

Korea - 1 Gold

Russia - 1 Gold

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      Voice of America
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      Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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