Olympics By Numbers

I’m really looking forward to the Olympics in London. And not only because I have a pair of tickets to see some athletics at the Olympic Stadium. It’ll be great to see such a major global event hosted on my doorstep. An event that is accessible and the atmosphere of which I can experience. I’m sure it’ll be a great event, providing there are no malicious catastrophes. I suspect the fear of a terrorist attack lingers in the back of many people’s minds. The fear of terrorism is usually grossly overplayed. I think extra caution in July and August is understandable though. Pulling off an atrocity would be like winning the jackpot to the small numbers of feeble minded fools who’d be minded to do such a thing. Let’s cross our fingers.

The atmosphere is building up already. It began in earnest with the New Years fireworks display in London, which I posted a couple of weeks back. I’d like to be your guide for the next eight months on an Olympic journey from a British point of view. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of bits and pieces worth sharing, and I’m equally sure that I’ll have a few comments to add. I’ve installed a countdown clock in the sidebar, and it’s ticking. Sort of. click on the icon above it, and all my Olympics posts will be displayed.

To get things going, here’s a short video by the Guardian newspaper, giving a few facts and figures about the Olympics. Enjoy.

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