Various sporting events were held in 2012, most notably the Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. MotoGP, Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix, 8th Jorge Lorenzo was the victor. 8–13: El Gouna International Squash 2012. Ramy Ashour was the winner. Formula One, Chinese Grand Prix, 2012. Nico Rosberg was the winner. Marathon, Boston Marathon, 2012. Lidia Zubcova was the winner.
According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), an estimated 14 million people attended events at the London Games, making them the most watched Paralympic Games ever. The most popular event by far was the Opening Ceremony, which was seen by a record number of people - around 3 billion worldwide.
In Canada, soccer is by far the most popular sport. In fact, it is so popular that there are almost as many soccer players as there are hockey players. Women's soccer is especially popular - there are more than 300,000 players in Canada.
There are several factors that have led to soccer's popularity in Canada. It is one of the only sports where men and women can compete on an equal footing. It is also very easy to play - you just need a field available to use as a stadium and some balls. Finally, it is not expensive to participate in soccer tournaments - even elementary school children's teams usually consist of two players per side plus a goalkeeper.
Canada has won the gold medal in the soccer tournament at five of the last seven Olympics.
2012 was another another fantastic year in sports. This year's primary event was the Olympic Games in London. The United States finished first in the medal count, ahead of China and the United Kingdom (TeamGB).
London's bid had the same 28 sports as previous summer Olympics, but the IOC opted to remove baseball and softball from the 2012 Games just two days after London was chosen as the host city.
Sports at the Olympic Games in 2012
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Cricket This year's biggest sporting event was the 5th Olympic Games, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden, from May to July. During the test match series against Australia, English cricketers Hobbs and Rhodes put on a 323-run opening partnership. 1912 Sporting Highlights
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In the athletic world, 2011 was another fantastic year. In important sporting events, Japan won the Women's Football World Cup in a nail-biting match against the United States. 2011 Sports Highlights
|results||St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas Rangers 4-3|
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