The leap year 2012 is about to end with all of its memories. It brought special dates like 20.12.2012 and 12.12.12, the latter has just passed which brought lots of happiness in people’s life as most of them initiated their marital lives and this day was celebrated worldwide. Here I bring you the highlights from the main and prominent events that took place during 2012. You will surely miss 2012 them and the following highlights will remind you the best events that occurred. I start my post with the hope that the new year 2013 be more awesome and special for all of you and you make the best memories in the coming year for rest of your life. Here we go:
London Olympics 2012:
Olympics started on July 27 had lots of breath taking and surprising events full of entertainment and enthusiasm. London has the honor of being the first country to host Olympics for the third time. Ten thousand athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees took part in the event. 26 sports were featured in the Olympics programme. All the events were great. One of the memorable stunts featured James bond actor Daniel Craig and Queen Elizabeth jumping from an aero plane into the stadium startling the audience. Michael Phelps won his 19th medal in Olympics and became the only athlete winning the most medals in all times. Olympics closing ceremony was held on August 12, 2012.
Euro Cup 2012:
UEFA European Football Championship was being held from June 8, 2012 to July 1, 2012. It was hosted by Poland and Ukraine. A total of 16 nations took part in the final tournament. 31 matches were played and Spain and Italy qualified for final match. And finally Spain won the Euro Cup with 4-0. At the end of the tournament, a ‘Team of the Tournament’ was announced, the players in which were selected on the basis of their performances during the whole tournament by a group of 11 analysts of UEFA Technical Team. It includes ten players from the Euro Cup champion team, Spain.
Us Presidential Elections:
US Presidential Elections were held on November 6, 2012 and they were 57th quadrennial elections. The candidate from Republican Party was Mitt Romney and the Democratic Party candidate was Barack Obama. Barack Obama won the elections and was chosen the President of United States for the second time along with his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden.
T20 World Cup 2012:
T-20 cricket World Cup had been held from Sep 18, 2012 to Oct 7, 2012. It was hosted by Sri Lanka and the matches were held in Hambantota, Colombo and Kandy. A total of 27 matches were scheduled in this event and 12 teams participated. Sri Lanka and West Indies reached the final and finally West Indies won the T20 World Cup 2012. West Indies became the fourth T20 champion.
Rover Landed on Mars:
‘Curiosity’, a plutonium-powered rover, landed on mars (in Gale Crater) on August 5, 2012. It was launched by NASA on November 26, 2011. It will spend two years over there to examine the land of Mars and will search for evidence for possibility of life over there. It carries a variety of scientific instruments designed by an international team of professionals. This rover is twice as long and five times as heavy as the previous spacecrafts send to Mars.
Protests Against YouTube Film:
In September, protests burst from all over the world against the anti-Islamic movie made by Mark Basseley Youssef. The movie portrayed a false character of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) which is intolerable for all the Muslims and the movie is clearly propaganda against Islam. US Embassies were attacked in Egypt and Yemen. Protests in other countries were also conducted including Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Tripoli etc.
Israel Aggression on Gaza:
Israel launched attack against Palestinian City Gaza and fired several rockets and bombs. There were big armored bulldozers with blades tall enough to plough through the houses lined up on the border of Israel ready to invade into Gaza. Israel violated the ceasefire deal. Thousands of innocent people including babies are being assassinated brutally and this violence needs to be stopped.