London 2012 Olympics: By The Numbers - You Do The Math

June 30, 2012 By:

There are 10,500 athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympics and the game makers are handing out 150,000 condoms. You do the math.

Actually, don’t. We’ve rounded up the Summer Olympics – By The Numbers so you don’t have to do the work and you’d be surprised at how much stuff goes into making the Olympics happen.

They use that many footballs? The torch bearers walk how far? Find out below!

26: The number of featured sports, from 39 disciplines

8.8 million: The number of tickets sold

1 million: The number of pieces of sports equipment being used

600: The number of basketballs that will be used

2,700: The number of footballs used

541: The number of life jackets needed for Canoeing, Marathon Swimming, Rowing, Sailing and the Triathlon

375: The number of doctors waiting on hand

150,000: The number of condoms to be handed out to Olympiads

10 million: The liters of water to fill all the Olympic sized swimming pools

76: The miles of temporary fencing constructed around the games

10,000: The number of temporary toilets put in place. That’s enough to service the entire population of Malta

8,000: The number of Olympic torchbearers carrying the torch across the world

110 : The number of miles the Olympic flame will travel per day

2,000: The number of newts that were relocated from Olympic Park to the Waterworks nature reserve

4,000: The amount of trees planted to make the park look beautiful. Also, 74,000 plants, 60,000 bulbs and 350,000 wetlands plants were planted. It was the largest planting project ever undertaken in the UK

45,000: the number of meals that the Olympic Village will serve per day

For more of these fun-facts, check out the LOCOG Fact Pact.