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10 interesting facts about london olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics are
about to take the world by storm.
Here's the list of the 10 most
interesting Olympic 2012 facts
that we've come across. Do you
have any more? Let us know in
the comments.
10. Girl Power: The 2012
Olympics will have 2 significant
milestones for female athletes.
It's the first Olympics where
every country has at least 1
female athlete. Also, Female
Boxing was included this year,
which means that every sport in
the games will have male and
female competitors.
9. The opening ceremony is
based on William Shakespeare's
The Tempest . The organizers
have named the ceremony "Isles
of Wonder" and it is taken from a
speech given by Caliban in
Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Academy award winner Danny
Boyle will serve as the artistic
director. Over 20,000 volunteers
are working on it!
8. The London Olympic stadium
is the lightest stadium ever built.
Not just that, but they also used
2,500 tons of steel tubing that
was recycled from old gas
pipelines. That's a pretty green
stadium!
7. There's going to be over 20,000
members of the media covering
the event. The International
Broadcast Centre that will house
them during the games is huge:
the size of six full size football
pitches.
6. More than half the world will
be watching. The organizers of
the game estimate that about 4
billion people will tune in to
watch the games.
5. London will be the first city to
host the Olympics for a third
time. They hosted the Olympics
in 1908 and 1948. Although this
distinction is only a technicality.
Athens has also hosted 3
Olympic games, but one of them,
the 1902 Athens Intercalated
Olympic Games weren't counted
as an official Olympic event.
4. The Olympics will leave
London with its largest piece of
public art. The ArcelorMittal
Orbit is a 377-foot observation
tower that was built in the
Olympic park and is supposed to
be a permanent fixture of
London, long after the Olympics
are gone. The design so far ...


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