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2012 things to remember the London Olympics by 2 Combined with the Paralympic Games, which begin on 29 August, the Olympics have brought more than 14, 000 athletes to the UK, along with 21, 000 members of the media, and around 800, 000 spectators. 7 A further 2bn has been raised privately by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games(Locog), through sponsorship and ticket sales, merchandising and media rights.This covers the actual running of the games. 8 Of the 10, 500 athletes competing in the main Olympics, 4, 688 were women and 5, 802 were men. 9 Great Britain, which was the only team to compete in all 26 sports, contributed 542 athletes:280 men and 262 women. 10 Some four billion people around the world are reported to have seen at least a moment of the Games on television. 11 This figure includes 90 per cent of the UK population. 12 In addition, several million Britons are assumed to have been among the 8.8m people who were lucky enough to get tickets to see events live. 13 Team GB's medal count 65, of which 29 were gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze is the biggest British haul since 1908. (The 56 golds we won then were more than half the total won. ) 14 The BBC has broadcast around 5, 800 hours of Olympic coverage more than twice as much as for the 2008 Games in Beijing. 15 Altogether, the International Olympic Committee's broadcasting arm estimates that more than 100, 000 hours of Olympic footage has been broadcast worldwide. 16 It also believes that, for the first time, more people followed the Games online than on television. 17 The BBC is reported to have paid between 40m and 50m for the TV rights to the Games. 18 In addition to the athletes, around 7, 500 team officials have been in the UK for the Games. 19 Altogether, the Games required a workforce of around 200, 000, including more than 16, 000 caterers. 20 Of these, 70, 000 were volunteers, or Games Makers, who were selected from more than 240, 000 applicants. 21 Around 18, 200 members of the Armed Forces have cheap ralph Lauren polos also been involved in the Games. 22 Many of these servicemen and women were called in at short notice to make up for shortfalls in security personnel that should have been provided by the private contractor, G4S. 23 Around 3, 000 technical officials were involved in administering the Games. 24 900, 000 different items of sports equipment have been used, from hurdles and javelins to trampolines and shuttlecocks. 25 The bulk of the sporting action cheap ralph lauren took place in the nine venues that comprised the Olympic Park in Stratford. 26 Elsewhere in London, there are venues at the ExCel centre, the Royal Artillery Barracks, North Greenwich Arena(Better known as the o2), Greenwich Park, Earls Court, Wimbledon, Horse Guards Parade, The Mall, Hyde Park, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and Lord's. 27 Beyond London, events were held in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Coventry, Cardiff, Weymouth and Portland in Dorset, Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire, Hadley Farm, Essex, and near Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. The story begins 28 The tale of London 2012 starts in 1995, when the British Olympic Association decides that the capital will be the next British city to bid to host the Olympics.

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25th Annual Conference
18-19 Sept 2020

Vienna, Austria