The ITF started producing an official Olympic Book for the Olympic Tennis Event at Beijing 2008, and has continued this new tradition by creating another one for London 2012.
This year’s book Aspire, Inspire: Celebrating Tennis at the Olympics 2012 is based on the idea of who, or what, inspired you when you were young.
The publication features tennis’s most talked-about players revealing who their heroes were growing up, accompanied by some stunning photography and photos of the players themselves as a child.

The 36 Olympic and Paralympic players featured in the book include current world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, and Olympic medallists Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal, and Vera Zvonareva.

Novak Djokovic – Alberto Tomba (skiing)

Victoria Azarenka – Sergey Bubka (pole vault)

Bob and Mike Bryan – The Dream Team (1992 US men’s basketball team)

Rafael Nadal – Spanish Olympic Team at 1992 Barcelona

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Nike USA medal stand and apparel

For the first time Nike will offer three distinct outfits to be worn on the medal stand at the London 2012 Olympics. Athletes from different sports will receive different kits, each of which takes a contemporary approach to classic silhouettes.

“The medal stand is a pinnacle moment for these athletes,” said Global Olympic Creative Director, Martin Lotti. “The world is watching and we want to make sure the athlete looks and feels good in celebration of their achievement.”

The kits include Blazer Mid LR, Flyknit Trainer+ and Air Force 1 Lo/Slim sneakers paired up with classically designed tech pants and jackets from the Nike collection.

US tennis and wheelchair medallists will wear Nike 21st C. Windrunner, Nike Bowerman Tech Pant, Nike Flyknit Trainer+.

The 2012 US Olympic Tennis Team will consist of up to six men and six women, with a maximum of four men and four women competing in the singles competition and a maximum of two men’s and two women’s teams competing in doubles. The US will also be able to place a maximum of two mixed doubles teams in the competition, which will be contested at the Olympic Games for the first time.

The tennis tournament starts on July 28, and runs through Aug. 5.

Nike 21st C. Windrunner, Nike Bowerman Tech Pant, Nike Flyknit Trainer+

Men’s and Women’s: USA Badminton, USA Trampoline, USA Cycling (Track), USA Canoe/Kayak, USA Weightlifting, USA Judo, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, USA Tennis, USA Sailing, USA Synchronized Swimming, USA Table Tennis, USA Rowing, USA Taekwondo, USA Modern Pentathlon.
Paralympic: Judo, Powerlifting, Goal Ball, Table Tennis, Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Track and Field, Sailing, Wheelchair Tennis, Boccia, Fencing

Nike USA medal stand and apparel

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Each ticket features the relevant sport pictogram with a specific colour scheme for each venue, as well as an image of the venue, to help spectators reach their destination. The tickets also incorporate a number of security measures – a hologram, a barcode and the name of the booker.

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To mark 100 days to go until the start of the London Games the International Olympic Committee has launched a social media platform where fans can ‘connect’ with their favourite athletes and former Olympic stars.

The Olympic Athletes’ Hub aggregates the verified social media feeds of more than 1,000 current and former Olympians. It will post content directly from their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Users will be able to access exclusive training-tips videos and gain virtual and real-world prizes according to how many athletes they like and follow online.

All the athletes’ accounts are verified by a couple different agencies, so all the updates, pics, and videos you’ll find at the Hub will be certifiably genuine.

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During the Olympic Games, Eton Manor will have temporary training pools for participants in Aquatics events. It will have three 50m pools for swimmers, and smaller pools for synchronised swimmers and Water Polo players.

It will then host Wheelchair Tennis during the Paralympic Games, and remain a training facility for Aquatics competitors. There will be nine competition courts and four warm-up courts. The total of 10,500 seats for spectators will include a 5,000-capacity show court.

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