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Number of the Day: 23,700

The estimated number of security personnel needed for the London Olympics.


The London Olympics are still months away, but you can see their impact to date on the city in an infographic here, courtesy of Anglotopia. Among the most interesting stats:

  • McDonald's will open a 30,000 square-meter restaurant in time for the event. It's their biggest storefront to date.
  • 29.7 million tourists are expected to attend, and many will likely stay in the 120,000 hotel room reservations that were recently released by the Olympic Organizing Committee.
  • Two underground subway stops and three national rail locations will feed the park's nine venues.
  • 23,700 security staffers will be on hand for the duration of the games.

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.