The Olympic Games was one of the largest and most complex events the world has ever seen and definitely one of the proudest moments for Great Britain.
A year on from the festivities of this great event we thought it would be a good idea to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on what we all managed to achieve as a country!
As event gurus’ even all of us here at Penguins are amazed by the following logistical challenges the London 2012 team had to face:
- 26 sports, featuring 39 disciplines, were contested during the Games across 34 venues
- The Olympic Park, which held nine venues, was 2.5sq km in size – equivalent to 357 football pitches
- 8.8 million tickets were available for the London 2012 Olympic Games
- About 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees took part in the Games, with 302 medal events being held
- Over 21,000 accredited media communicated the Games to a potential worldwide audience of 4 billion people
- There were also 2,961 technical officials and 5,770 team officials
- A total workforce of around 200,000 people, including more than 6,000 staffs, 70,000 volunteers and 100,000 contractors, were involved in the Games
- LOCOG had sourced over one million pieces of sport equipment for the Games, including 510 adjustable hurdles for athletics, 600 basket balls, 2,700 foot balls and 356 pairs of boxing gloves
- During the Games, 20 million spectator journeys were made in London, including three million on the busiest day of the Games
- Approximately 14 million meals were served at the Games, including 45,000 per day in the Olympic Village
Here is a short video to fill you all with nostalgia and pride…Enjoy!