The London 2012 Olympic Games are fast approaching and if, like me, you eagerly anticipate with excitement the start of the greatest show on earth, then a little pre-business planning is a must. With events taking place right across the capital and a significant number of visitors expected, the challenges for businesses will be huge.

TipTop Media will be thriving to keep disruptions to our services at a minimum, and will be working tirelessly to deliver on our commitments. Flexible working hours will be necessary,  and we will be adjusting travel arrangements to suit particular clients’ needs, as well as rescheduling deliveries – if required –  to a more convenient time. So we hope that not only will our deliveries be made when you want them, with a smile, but that all our clients will have a fantastic time watching or taking part in The Greatest Show on Earth – London Olympics 2012.   And to get you into the swing of things, here are 10 interesting facts to help you on your way.

  • The 2012 Olympic Games will be from 27th July to 12th August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29th August to 9th September.
  • There will be more than 1 million visitors to the Olympic Stadium.
  • The last time London hosted the Olympic Games was in 1948.
  • About 205 nations will take part in the Olympic Games. 147 nations will take part in the Paralympic Games.
  • The Olympic Rings are five interlocking rings that stand for the five continents, (Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe). The colours of the rings are blue, yellow, black, green, and red respectively and were chosen because at least one of these colours is found on the flag of every nation.
  • The International Broadcast Centre will be a 24 hour media hub for around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists who will bring the Games to an estimated four billion people worldwide, and is the size of six full-sized football pitches.
  • Fourteen lighting towers will be used because this is the first Olympic Games with HDTV freeze-frame coverage, essential for capturing the ongoing action.
  • The wave-shaped roof on the Aquatics Centre measures 12,000 square metres which is one and a half times bigger than Wembley football pitch.
  • Charities will be inheriting the sports equipment used in the Games for free.
  • This will be the greenest and most environmentally friendly games ever.

Source: TipTop Media blog