London as an Olympic city – an annotated graphic #Olympics #London2012

Continuing our graphical celebration of the Olympics, today we look at the history of London as a three-time Olympic host city, detailing the London Olympics of 1908 (ooh, we remember it well), 1948 and 2012.

Bone up on fascinating Olympic factoids, like how many participating countries there were (nearly 10 times the amount this year as in 1908), number of athletes, stadium facts (whither White City Stadium now?) and the cost.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

London's three Olympic games
London’s three Olympic games
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