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Infographics Inspiration: 2012 Summer Olympics

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / Inspiration/ Comments: 0

In 32 days and counting, London will be the very first city to host the modern Olympic Games for the third time. Proud Londoners will open the 2012 Olympics with as much, if not more, fervour than the previous two. In 1908 the city welcomed the world for the first time, there after the Games came to town a second time in 1948. Now once again in 2012, athletes, officials and sports fans from around the world will return to London to celebrate healthy competition and sheer prowess of play.


The economic impact of the 2012 London Olympics

Every four years another city plays host to the summer Olympics. To prepare for the sporting events, the multitude of interational guests and countless television viewers, the host city must spend a large sum of money on facilities, transport infrastructure, housing and maintenance.


The economic impact of the 2012 London Olympics

Explore amazing Olympic facts with our London 2012 infographic - all the important 2012 Olympics facts and figures, including sports, Olympic venues and competitors


Infographic comparing the 1908, 1948 and 2012 London Olympics

In 144 days and counting, London will be the very first city to host the modern Olympic Games for the third time. Proud Londoners will open the 2012 Olympics with as much, if not more, fervour than the previous two. In 1908 the city welcomed the world for the first time, there after the Games came to town a second time in 1948. Now once again in 2012, athletes, officials and sports fans from around the world will return to London to celebrate healthy competition and sheer prowess of play.

In keeping with the Games’ competitive spirit where comparisons are drawn and winning conclusions are made, we have mapped out how the three Olympic events held in London compare and contrast in practical details, global circumstances and specific happenings. Looking back on the Games gone by shows how practised London has become. A city that takes the lead. Take a look at the Olympic Infographic below.


Olympic Evolution

This graph charts the participation of nations in the Summer Olympics since the beginning of the modern games in 1896. In the beginning, a mere 14 nations competed in the games. In 2008, the Olympics has grown to become a world culture phenomenon that now includes athletes competing under more than 200 different flags.


How Social Media Will Change the Olympics

This year’s Olympics are being branded by organizers as the world’s "first social Games,” and it’s not hard to see why. Social media has narrowed the divide between athlete and fan over the past few years, with new and unexpected connections happening every day.


London 2012: Avoiding the Olympics

The UK has been buzzing since the announcement that London is hosting the 2012 Olympics. At this point, many Brits are feeling Olympic overload. So how can someone skip out on this summer's Games? We have you covered.


London 2012 Olympics Torch Relay

London has released the names of all 1,018 communities the torch will pass during its 70 day, 12,800km relay around the country. More than 95% of the population will be within an hour of the route. The graphic below shows the torch’s route and the modes of transportation.


OLYMPICS 2012: Javelin - Graphic shows javelin throw technique.


OLYMPICS 2012: Rowing - Graphic shows rowing disciplines and event details.


OLYMPICS 2012: Stadium events - Graphic shows the track and field layout of London’s Olympic Stadium.

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