They say that the third time is a charm, and this definitely is true when you think of the London 2012 Olympic games. Hosting the Olympics for the third time in a row they certainly changed history and raised the bar on how we enjoy them today. Although many medals were received by the 10,500 athletes that participated this is not what created its legacy.
Its motto was “Inspire a Generation.” And this motto was certainly fulfilled. There were several major firsts that were at this Olympics. Not only was it a first time for women’s boxing to be included but it was the first time a woman participated in each and every one of the events. Even countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunel had entered females to participate. With these three countries added to the roster, it meant that all countries had at least one female participate in the Olympic games. This alone made the London 2012 a legacy in the eyes of all the countries that were eligible and participated.
The London 2012 Olympic games set the standard not only for women participation but of those that competed, the volunteers and the onlookers. London’s organizational skills set a precedent for other Olympic Game hosts to follow, thus making the London 2012 a legacy that will remembered for generations to come.