Started in 1948 the last time the great city of London hosted the Olympic Games the Paralympic Games kicks off with only a year to go to the beginning of the games. In 1948 the World War was over and many of the British soldiers had become disabled in battle. The Olympic Games of course gave the city of London a chance to shine and be the center of the world for a celebration of excellence, as it will in 2012. In 1948 Dr. Ludwig Guttmann of Stoke Mandeville Hospital hosted a sporting competition for the veterans with spinal cord injuries, hence the start of the Paralympic Games. Never again has the games been hosted in London until this coming year when it coincides with the Olympic Games in 2012.
If you are planning your relocation to London anytime soon you’ll have to prepare for the fact that you’ll be in the city in 2012. That means the Olympic Games. Unless you’re planning on leaving the city next summer, you’ll be in the thick of things and London is ready to celebrate!
London is very proud to be the host for the Summer Olympics and everyone who is in London is talking about it. If you are moving to London right now, you’re a little late to take part in the ticket distribution and you may have to pay scalpers prices for premium tickets for the bog events next year.
As an American moving to London you’ll be able to enjoy the pomp and ceremony of the entire event and spend some time cheering on your national team. If you start feeling homesick after your relocation to London, just remember that hundreds of thousands of your countrymen are arriving in London next year!
If you’re going to be living in London during 2012 then you’ll have to be prepared for one of the world’s biggest sporting events. The Olympic Games are being held in London and now is the time to start planning.
All the planning of moving to London is over and you’re living in London and you have a good idea of how to get around your new city. It’s now time to get settled in and find the perfect London rental, register with a doctor and get your children into the local school.