2012 Summer Olympic Games, London [infographic]

Well folks, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, is approaching faster than five-time Olympic medalist, Veronica Campbell Brown down a 200 meter track! Sure, the Summer Olympics might lack excitement of its wintry counterpart’s events (luge, boardercross, curling?!), but don’t forget about the classic team sports like soccer, basketball, and rugby. Not to mention women’s beach volleyball!  If you haven’t already looked for places to stay in London that are close to some of the events, I encourage you to do so now! Mapping out where you want to stay and how close it will be to everything will save you more money in the long run.

Now, we know you’ve got some pressing questions, like: How many goose feathers does it take to make a badminton Shuttlecock? How much did the 2012 Olympics logo cost to design, and how many pandas could you adopt for that price? Also, what costs more: A gold medal, or a slice of the most expensive pie ever made? So, we thought we’d help get you informed and excited for this epic sporting event, by sharing some fun Olympics facts in this handy InfoGraphic.

Don’t worry, friends – we’ve got you covered!

The Olympics and the World - an Olympic inspired infographic from My Destination

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The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony is Friday, July 27, 2012. For the first time ever, they will offer live streaming coverage of every single event online which should mean that the whole world will be more tuned in than ever!

Got a favorite event or a favorite Olympian you’ll be cheering for? Let us know in the comments below!

Justin Jones

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Justin Jones is the Founder and Editor in Chief of World Travel Buzz. He thrives on adventure and loves connecting with fellow travelers, contemporary misfits, and kindred creative spirits.