Numbers Games

25th June 2004 at 01:00
Athens 2004 Olympic Games (Games of the 28th Olympiad)

August 13 to August 29, 2004

Opening Ceremony:

Friday, August 13, 2004

Closing Ceremony:

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Athens 2004 Paralympic Games

September 17 to September 28, 2004

See TES Teacher, September 3, for coverage of the Paralympics

Number of sports: 28

Number of events medal ceremonies: 301

Number of gold medals to be produced: 1,130 Number of silver medals to be produced: 1,130

Number of bronze medals to be produced: 1,150

Expected number of visitors: 1.5 million

Number of volunteers: 60,000

Number of media: 21,500

Number of athletes: 10,500

Number of officials: 5,500

Number of countries: 201

Catering staff: 17,000

Total number of meals to be served: 12 million

Meals served each hour in Olympic Village: 6000

Investment in security: $800 million

Number of security force: 41,000


Population: 10,665,989

Capital: Athens

Independence from Ottoman Empire: 1829

GDP: $203.3 billion (UK: $1.528 trillion)

Total mass: 131,940 sq km (UK: 244,820 sq km) Industries: tourism; food and tobacco processing, textiles; chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum


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