The Summer Olympic Games are always a big draw for people from all over the world. In 2012, the Olympic Games were held in London, from July 27th to August 12th. They were followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games, which ran from August 29th to September 9th. London is apparently a relatively popular spot for the Summer Olympics. London has hosted the games three times; 1908, 1948 and 2012. Roughly 205 nations participated 300 sporting events in during London 2012.
Many of the games were held in Olympic Park, in East London. This area frequently saw numbers of spectators in the thousands. Some figures suggest upwards of 180,000 spectators entered the park per day to watch the athletes perform. The Olympic Village was within walking distance to most of the main attractions, which allowed the athletes to mingle and have a social life between competitions. Venues such as Wembley Stadium, All-England Club and Lord’s Cricket Ground were all used to support the athletes.
Amazingly, there were over 21,000 media members present at the Olympics. They helped to communicate the results to an audience of 400 billion people worldwide. There were 8.8 million tickets available for the London 2012 Olympics as well. When you consider the amount of man-hours and preparation that an event such as this one requires, it really is amazing to see it all take shape. These games required a workforce of over 200,000 people. It is easy to see that they did a thorough job during the hiring process, as this major event carried on without a hitch.