#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…
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.
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.