Saturday, 28 July 2012
THE OLYMPIC 2012...
This year, the costs of mounting the Games are separate from those for building the venues and infrastructure, and redeveloping the land for the Olympic Park. While the Games are privately funded, the venues and Park costs are met largely by public money.
The original budget for the games was £2.4 billion, but this was increased almost fourfold to about £9.3 billion..The Queen made a seemingly spectacular entrance to the Opening Ceremony as she parachuted from a helicopter into the Olympic Stadium accompanied by James Bond actor Daniel Craig.
Meanwhile, China is leading the medals table with 4 Gold and 2 Bronze, followed by Italy and the United States.