Sixty years earlier at the London 1948 Olympic Games, Gunnar Petterson of Sweden throws the Javelin in one of the qualifying
rounds of the Javelin event. This took place at Wembley Stadium, which was then the venue for Athletics events.
During the London 2012 Games, Javelin will be one of the 16 field events held in the Olympic Stadium, falling into the throwing events category. Field events at the Games start with a qualification stage, with the best athletes qualifying for the final.