Even the carpet in my dressing room was a Union Jack! I honestly feel these games have done a lot to transform the perception of this sceptred isle… I love the feeling of inclusion and diversity..and everyone being involved with together!
3 – Britain’s position in the medals table
4 – skeletons found in the ancient settlement on the site of the Olympic Park and carefully removed.
4 – the number of records broken by Team GB.
6 – the number of gold medals won by Sir Chris Hoy, making him the most successful British Olympian ever.
15 – the number of sports Britain has won medals in.
22 – the number of medals won by Michael Phelps, including 18 gold, making him the most decorated Olympian ever.
65 – the number of medals won by Team GB at London 2012.
1,000 – picnic benches at the park.
10,000 the number of temporary toilets at the Olympic Park.
45,000 – the rough number of meals per day for athletes – consisting of 100 tonnes of meat, 25,000 loaves, 21 tonnes of cheese, 82 tonnes of seafood, 300 tonnes of fruit and vegetables.
70,000 – number of volunteer Games Makers.
80,000 – capacity of the Olympic Stadium.
80,000 – the number of spectators that watched the women’s football final at Wembley, a record breaking crowd for a women’s fixture.
300,000 – nails used to build the Velodrome.
2,400,000 – the number of people who visited the Olympic Park in Stratford.
4,500,000 – the number of people who travelled on the Tube on August 7, the most passengers in one day in London Underground’s history.
7,400,000 – the number of people visiting venues across the UK.
10,000,000 – litres of water used in the Aquatics Centre.
13,000,000 – the number of people who saw the Olympic Flame during the Torch Relay.
22,400,000 – the average UK TV audience.
1,000,000,000 – Up to 1 billion people worldwide watched the opening ceremony alone.