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.