Facts about 2012 Olympics

Facts about 2012 Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics are known as  London 2012 was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games.

We all remember how people were excited about this event, but we will give you some interesting facts you probably didn't know about the Olympics.

An amazing fact is that more than 200 buildings were destroyed in order to accommodate the Olympic Park.

Probably the busiest and most exciting day of the games was in August 3, because up to five million journey were made on the Tube, which is really a lot compared with the usual 3.5 million.

Maybe you didn't know that gold medals haven't been pure gold since the Stockholm Olympics in 1912, and in 2012 medals were made of gold-plated silver.

Astonishing 10 million pounds organizers spent, because they wanted to improve cycling routes in London.

The Olympic Village had the capacity for 17 thousand people, while the Olympic stadium held 80 thousand people.

If you think that they've charged everything, you are wrong, water was free and available at all venues.

The games were broadcasted on 22 big screens across the UK. They were quite generous when it comes to wages, so the salaries for security guards, construction workers and IT professionals, who were working at the Games were 38 per cent above the national average for their professions in general.

Foreign coaches and athletes had restricted visas, so in case they wanted to marry anyone during the Olympics, it simply wasn't allowed.

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