Return to: Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012 by the Numbers

The Numbers Behind the Olympic Games in London

by Catherine McNiff
Olympic Stadium London, England

Olympic Medals Source: London 2012

Related Links

302

Number of events in this year’s Games

28

Number of sporting venues

147

Number of nations participating in the Paralympic Games

97%

Amount of copper in a bronze medal

6%

Amount of gold in a gold medal

700,000

Total capacity of all venues

3

Number of times London has hosted an Olympics (1900, 1948, 2012)

4,700

Number of medals to be awarded in 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

587

Number of acres comprising the Olympic Park in Stratford

1,018

Number of places the torch will pass through on its journey

205

Number of participating countries

80,000

Capacity of Olympic Stadium

58,500

Net capacity of Olympic Stadium once “seat kills” are accounted for:  big screens, media, athletes and their families, accredited officials, and obstructed camera positions

8,000

Number of miles the torch will travel Number of torchbearers

4,000

Number of trees to be planted in Olympic Park and Village

4 billion

Estimated global audience to watch opening ceremony

50%

Percent of torchbearers between the ages of 12 and 24.

200

Number of buildings demolished to make way for the Games



More about the 2012 Summer Olympics

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Did you know?
William O. Douglas served the longest term (36 years and 209 days) on the Supreme Court.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Need some fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs with the kids? Look no further for colorful and cool designs!

7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
American children are exposed to violence more often than you might think. Learn how to limit your child's exposure to violence and manage the mental health and behavioral effects it can cause.