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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

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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



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