Olympics In Numbers

  • £2.4 billion: Initial budget estimate made by Labour when the bid was won in 2005.
  • £9.3 billion: Final budget figure (revised when £2.4 bn number blown out of the water).
  • £12 billion: Estimate of how much the Olympics has actually cost.
  • £6.1 billion: Amount spent on equipment for Armed Forces in Afghanistan in each year leading up to Games.
  • £185 million: Price of each Team GB medal (£12 billion / 65 medals).
  • £45 million: Total funding of sports in which Team GB won no medals.
  • £40 million: Figure we parted with to build a state-of-the-art handball stadium.
  • 40,000: Number of hotel rooms for the Olympic Family paid for by the taxpayer.
  • £200: How much each taxpayer contributed to the Games.

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