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#London holds the distinction of being the only city to have hosted the #SummerOlympics thrice: 1908 1948 and 2012.  #Rome was actually the city chosen by the International Olympic Committee in 1908. However the eruption of #Mt.Vesuvius in 1906 meant holding the Games in #Italy would be impossible. Thus the Games were moved to London IOC's second choice. The 1908 London Summer Olympics is considered to be the longest in the history of the Games. It lasted a total of six months and four days…

#London holds the distinction of being the only city to have hosted the #SummerOlympics thrice: 1908 1948 and 2012. #Rome was actually the city chosen by the International Olympic Committee in 1908. However the eruption of #Mt.Vesuvius in 1906 meant holding the Games in #Italy would be impossible. Thus the Games were moved to London IOC's second choice. The 1908 London Summer Olympics is considered to be the longest in the history of the Games. It lasted a total of six months and four days…

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England.

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England.

Records for Engine Testing  As Olympic athletes converge on London with dreams of winning gold in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, NASA is also setting records while testing the J-2X powerpack at the Stennis Space Center. The first time was June 8, when engineers went the distance and set the Test Complex A record with a 1,150-second firing of the developmental powerpack assembly.

Records for Engine Testing As Olympic athletes converge on London with dreams of winning gold in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, NASA is also setting records while testing the J-2X powerpack at the Stennis Space Center. The first time was June 8, when engineers went the distance and set the Test Complex A record with a 1,150-second firing of the developmental powerpack assembly.

Michael Phelps looks on from the water after earning his record 19th Olympic medal while his teammates celebrate their win in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

Phelps sets Olympic record with 19th medal

Michael Phelps looks on from the water after earning his record 19th Olympic medal while his teammates celebrate their win in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

August 1, 2012: London Summer Olympic Photos of the Day Rebecca Soni sets WR August 2, 2012: comes back and breaks it again! 2:19:59 and takes the GOLD!!

London Olympics: Rebecca Soni sets world mark in her 'baby' - 200M breaststroke

August 1, 2012: London Summer Olympic Photos of the Day Rebecca Soni sets WR August 2, 2012: comes back and breaks it again! 2:19:59 and takes the GOLD!!

Ashton Eaton got his bid for the decathlon gold off to a good start by winning the 100-meter dash, setting an Olympic record in the process.  #london2012

Ashton Eaton got his bid for the decathlon gold off to a good start by winning the 100-meter dash, setting an Olympic record in the process. #london2012

London 2012: Jason Kenny breaks Olympic record in sprint cycling ...

London 2012: Jason Kenny breaks Olympic record in sprint cycling

London 2012: Jason Kenny breaks Olympic record in sprint cycling ...

NetApp has created an infographic illustrating the record-breaking impact of the "Social Games". Once again the data is stunning - for example, there were more Tweets during the Opening Ceremony alone than during the entire 2008 Beijing Games.

NetApp has created an infographic illustrating the record-breaking impact of the "Social Games". Once again the data is stunning - for example, there were more Tweets during the Opening Ceremony alone than during the entire 2008 Beijing Games.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record.

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