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  • The results of London Olympics are more than successful

    Aug 14, 2012, 08:45
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    London Mayor Boris Johnson announced benefit and results brought to London by the 2012 Olympic Games. It turns out, that the capital of Great Britain set various records and crime rate in the city dropped by 5% in two last weeks.

    More than 300 thousand foreign and 600 local tourists visited London during this period. Moreover, the capital of UK was visited by about 5.5 million sports fans every day.

    Speaking of the Olympic statistics, Mayor particularly noted a transport network that worked in full force and effect and without fail. All kinds of public transport like metro, railway and suburban trains managed to set up London's all-time traffic records. There were more than 60 million trips in two last weeks which is 30% more than usually.

    London hotels were loaded by 84% which is, according to Mayor, more than during Olympics in Sydney and Beijing. In comparison with a general statistics of this period, the income of restaurants and night clubs significantly grew up and number of sold tickets to the theaters and other cultural events increased by 104%. Retail business expects that during first 100 days after the Olympics it will get up to 250 million pounds thanks to the new shops opened for competitions.

    Johnson confirmed, that the government still expects to earn a profit on Olympic infrastructure in upcoming years in the amount of 13-16 billion pounds. He especially mentioned the role of 88 thousand volunteers that helped in organization of events on all levels.

    According to Boris Johnson, London Olympic Games became the most successful ever by all indexes.

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