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10,500 Olympic athletes and 4,000 paralympic athletes will participate in the thirtieth Olympiad.

39 DISCIPLINES AND 26 SPORTS


5, 000 EMPLOYEES

will conduct games operations. Besides the 15, 000-plus athletes and the 25, 000-plus media, 14, 000-plus team officials will attend

14 MILLION


meals to be served at the Games

14, 000 SECURITY GUARDS


added after the original estimate of 10, 000 was determined to be inadequate

$864 MILLION


(Rs 4907. 5 cr) is the estimated of the security budget. It doubled after fresh needs were spotted

$524, 000


(Rs 2. 97 cr) is the price for a single outdoor sculpture called Jurassic Stones - dubbed "row of stones on sticks" - erected to greet motorists arriving at a venue for sailing events

100, 000 PLUS INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS EXPECTED IN LONDON BETWEEN JULY 25-AUGUST 12


£300-350 A NIGHT

(Rs 26, 520-30, 940) is the approx cost for a room in central London. Normally, these rooms cost £80-100 (Rs 7k-8. 7k)

203, 000 PIECES


of luggage leaving Heathrow on August 13, the day after the Olympics end AT 400 GRAMS, the gold medals will be

17 TIMES HEAVIER


than at the 1912 OLYMPICS IN STOCKHOLM. On the other hand, the 1912 games were the last one where gold medals were made entirely of gold. Now they consist mainly of silver with a thin coat of gold. THE LONDON MEDAL WILL HAVE A GOLD CONTENT OF ONLY ABOUT 1. 5%, AND AT CURRENT PRICES WILL BE WORTH $706, ACCORDING TO THE ECONOMIST

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