Top 10 Moments From The London 2012 Olympics

With the Olympic Games just around the corner, we take a look at some of the greatest moments from the 2012 Olympics in London – from the unforgettable achievements of Super Saturday to the quintessential British eccentricity of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


Such stories can be retold by summer Olympic speakers when booked for events. The perfect entertainers at corporate occasions, these exciting speakers supply an athlete’s perspective, a unique opportunity that audiences will never forget!

1. Super Saturday

Without a doubt one of the greatest days in British sporting history, the Gold medal-winning exploits of Jessica Ennis-HillMo Farah and Greg Rutherford inside the Olympic Stadium will live long in the nation’s memory, adding to the three Golds already won in rowing and cycling earlier in the day.

2. The Opening Ceremony

From the Queen and James Bond arriving by parachute to Mr Bean joining the London Symphony Orchestra, Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony had it all and announced the London Olympics to the rest of the world in style.

3. Sir Chris Hoy Making Record History

Sir Chris Hoy Becoming Scotland’s most successful Olympian and the most successful Olympic cyclist of all time, Sir Chris Hoy took home another two Gold medals in London including a thrilling triumph in the keirin.

4. Usain Bolt Triumphs Yet Again

Usain BoltUsain Bolt became the first man in history to defend both the 100 m and 200 m Olympic sprint titles and completed his second ‘triple’ in a row as Jamaica won the 4×100 metres Gold on the final day of the Games.

5. Nicola Adams Smashes Glass Ceilings

The first woman to win an Olympic boxing title in history, Nicola Adams captivated the crowds in London with her incredible ability and went on to win Gold in both the Commonwealth and European Games.

6. The Brownlee Brothers

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee won Gold and Bronze medals respectively in the triathlon and took their place amongst some of the greatest sporting brothers of all time.

7. Andy Murray Wins At Wimbledon

Just weeks after losing to Roger Federer in the final of Wimbledon, Andy Murray put the disappointment behind him by taking to the same stage to finally defeat the Swiss master in straight sets and clinch Olympic Gold.

8. Boris Johnson's Zip Wire Disaster

It may not be a sporting moment, but the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson getting stuck on a zip wire in Victoria Park while waving a Union flag and wearing a hard hat is a sight people still look back on fondly!

9. Sir Bradley Wiggins On A Golden Throne

Coming off the back of a historic Tour de France victory, Sir Bradley Wiggins won the men’s cycling time trial Gold medal and casually took his place on a golden throne outside Hampton Court Palace to celebrate.

10. Beth Tweddle Wins An Olympic Medal

After a host of medals at the World, European and Commonwealth levels, Beth Tweddle finally won an Olympic medal to cap off an incredible career with a dazzling uneven bars routine.

Book An Olympic Speaker Today!

When booked for events, Olympians and Paralympians can supply exciting insight into the iconic memories from London 2012. Whether they personally competed or watched from the stands, their understanding of peak performance, physical training and mental resilience invite audiences into the mind of an athlete – the perfect speaking topic for corporate and public events alike.

To learn more classic Olympic moments straight from the mouths of Olympians, contact the Champions Olympic Speakers agency on 0207 1010 553 or fill out our online booking form today.

Jack Hayes

April 15th, 2021

About Jack Hayes

Jack Hayes was appointed Director of the Champions Olympic Speakers agency in 2012 becoming one of the youngest Directors in the UK. A year later, Jack became a founding member of the European Association of Speakers Bureaux (EASB) collaborating with speaker agencies to create a code of ethics and regulations for the industry. 

Balancing his time between attracting the world's top speaking talent and leading collaborations with global brands, Jack has nurtured relationships with media publications, blue-chip companies, institutions and governments. Having signed some of the most sought-after speakers on the international stage, Jack has overseen countless projects with the likes of HSBC, LadBible, the NHS, The Economic Times' Business Summit, ITV and British Airways.

Despite having already booked in the services of speakers such as the world's greatest living explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the inspiration behind James Bond character "Q" and former Director-General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, rugby World Cup-winning manager Sir Clive Woodward and many more, there was one moment that stood out for Jack, which was booking the man who put the "i" in iPhone, Ken Segall, who appeared at our very own Champions networking breakfast. 

Jack has led Champions Speakers to unprecedented growth. Having taken the bureau into the digital age he has cultivated a brand-wide commitment to innovation, all the while staying true to the family values upon which Champions has been built; trust, transparency and care. Outside of work, Jack can be found still working! And occasionally attempting to breakdance.

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