15 Mar '11, 9pm

500-day Olympic countdown is celebrated in Singapore! Click on for full story.

SINGAPORE - London was named hosts of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games nearly six years ago. The city pipped favourites Paris. All the drama of the announcement of the winning city was played out at Swissotel The Stamford, at the conclusion of the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, which was held in Singapore from July 2 to 9, 2005. Yesterday, the organisers marked the 500-day countdown to the London Olympics in Singapore at Eden Hall, the official residence of the British High Commissioner. The London Olympic Games Organising Committee (Logoc) have also revealed the event schedule for the 17-day meet, which will be held in the famous city from July 27 to Aug 12. There will be 302 events across 26 sports and Singaporean interest will be on the women's 100m butterfly final, on July 29 at the Olympic Park's Aquatics Centre, with swimming star Tao Li ho...

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