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The London 2012 Olympic games are upon us. To celebrate the start of the 30th Olympiad GoSquared has created a live infographic with just some of the huge numbers that dominate the Olympic games.

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100 metre world record Held by Usain Bolt

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42

countries who have
yet to win a gold medal

Top three countries British flag 4th place medal

233

total gold medals Britain have won at the Summer Olympics putting them in 4th place behind America, the Soviet Union and Germany.

 

Since 1912, the gold medal…

… has actually been made from 92% silver.

293,021kg of potatoes required for the Games

Some stats at a glance…

money

£12,000,000,000

estimated cost

people

4,000,000,000

estimated viewership

80,000

capacity at the stadium

40,000

security personnel available

6

surface-to-air missile sites

Olympic 2012 logo

£400,000

cost to make the logo

Transport

30%

buses diverted, rescheduled or cancelled

over 100 toads were rescued could fit 357 pitches in the stadium over 3000 trees were planted over 53m tall

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