Crowds in central London cheer Team GB's medal winners from Athens

Staggering Number of Fans Attend Olympics

The Olympic Games always invite a monstrous fan turnout, and this is the reason why cities from countries all over the world vie to host them. A staggering number of fans showed up for the 2012 London Olympics. It is estimated that well over 500,000 people arrived in London to view athletes compete from roughly 204 countries. Astonishingly, over 9,000,000 seating tickets were already sold leading up to the start of the London Olympics. Over 4,000 Olympic medals were up for grabs, and the 2012 Olympics featured incredible competition for them. The city of london has a history of doing things the right way, so it was no surprise that the Olympic Committee felt confident that the games would go on without issue.

One of the reasons why there was such a huge turnout of spectators, was that London did an excellent job providing accommodations. Public transportation systems became vastly improved, and more trains were used to bring people to the venues of their choice. Olympic volunteers played a huge role as well. They improved fan experiences by directing them to where they needed to go. Additionally, the opening ceremony, which featured thousands of athletes carrying the flags of their country, attracted massive attention. While the accommodations were stellar, London officials also took steps to ensure the safety of everyone who attended, while avoiding invasive security practices. This made each attendee feel at ease, and it allowed everyone who attended to focus on the gritty performances of the athletes.


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Kelly Holmes
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Kelly Holmes

"Having a major championship in my home country is brilliant as you feel the whole stadium is rooting for you. It would be just brilliant to have the Olympics in London in 2012 - I look forward to being there and cheering the Great Britain team on."