Number cruncher

Jul 16, 2012, 09:46 IST | A Correspondent

Number cruncher

The total number of Olympic sports.

The total number of paralympic sports.

Below: Torchbearer and Former Paralympian Sarah Winckless (second from left) carries the Olympic Flame at the London 2012 Olympic rowing venue Eton Dorney during day 53 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay leg from Oxford to Reading on July 10. The Olympic Flame is now on day 53 of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. Pic/Getty Images 

The total number of Olympic medal events.

The total number of paralympic medal events.

The total number of athletes set to compete at the mega event starting July 27.

The total number of paralympic athletes set to compete in the quadrennial blockbuster in London.

India’s 2012 contingent of 81 athletes (in 13 disciplines) is it’s largest ever in the history of the Games.

The number of athletes S Korea will send. It’s their smallest number since the 1984 Los Angeles Games (210).

The number of Chinese athletes at the Games. It’s half the size of the one they sent to Beijing in 2008 (639).

The number of condoms that will be provided to competitors in the athletes’ village.

Torch bearers carrying the Olympic Flame across UK covering 8,000 miles in a 70-day relay.

$14.5 billion
The amount spent on staging the Games. It is almost four times the cost given at the time of London’s bid in 2005.

14 million
These many meals will be served at the Games, using 25,000 loaves of bread, 100 tonnes meat and 75,000 liters milk.

Team GB will have a whopping 61 overseas-born athletes competing at their home Olympics.

The number of football pitches it would take to fill the Olympic Park.

The total seating capacity of the Olympic Stadium during the London Games. 

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