2012 Summer Olympics Construction

The 2012 Summer Olympics may be over, but in four short years the 2016 Summer Olympics will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I say “short,” because for the host countries, the coming of the Olympics usually involves a flurry of major infrastructure and construction activities. The total cost of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics in London has been estimated to be a whopping $14.5 billion with infrastructure and construction accounting for over $11 billion of that amount. Below is an interesting graphic with information on the five major venues constructed for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

A larger version of the graphic can be found here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: