Olympics 2012 by the Numbers
The Numbers Behind the Olympic Games in London
by Catherine McNiff
Number of events in this year’s Games
Number of sporting venues
Number of nations participating in the Paralympic Games
Amount of copper in a bronze medal
Amount of gold in a gold medal
Total capacity of all venues
Number of times London has hosted an Olympics (1900, 1948, 2012)
Number of medals to be awarded in 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Number of acres comprising the Olympic Park in Stratford
Number of places the torch will pass through on its journey
Number of participating countries
Capacity of Olympic Stadium
Net capacity of Olympic Stadium once “seat kills” are accounted for: big screens, media, athletes and their families, accredited officials, and obstructed camera positions
Number of miles the torch will travel Number of torchbearers
Number of trees to be planted in Olympic Park and Village
Estimated global audience to watch opening ceremony
Percent of torchbearers between the ages of 12 and 24.
Number of buildings demolished to make way for the Games
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