India finished 55th in the medals tally at the London Olympic Games – 2012 that concluded on 12-08-2012. The Summer Olympics began Friday, 27 July 2012, and ended Sunday, 12 August 2012.
Grappler Sushil Kumar and shooter Vijay Kumar fetched silver medals while five-time world champion MC Mary Kom, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, shooter Gagan Narang and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt bagged bronze medals.
India stood 50th in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games medal tally with one gold and two bronze. Shooter Abhinav Bindra had won the gold, while Sushil and boxer Vijender Singh had clinched the bronze medal in Beijing.
The medals tally of the 30th Olympic Games (London 2012) was headed by the United States, who finished with a total of 104 medals (46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze), followed by China with a total of 87 medals (38 gold, 27 silver, 22 bronze) and Britain with 65 medals (29 gold, 17 silver, 19 bronze).
The Olympic flag has been handed from London to organizers of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). London Mayor Boris Johnson handed the flag to IOC President Jacques Rogge, who then presented it to Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. Rio de Janeiro then began an eight-minute segment to showcase the Brazilian city, the first in South America to host the Olympics. It followed the march of athletes into the stadium and musical performances by acts ranging from the Spice Girls to George Michael to Annie Lennox.