Along the way we'll have procured 200,000 temporary seats, 400 generators, 17,000 beds and 5,000 tonnes of sand. It's a long 'to do' list by anyone's standards!
All of which means we want to understand fully the impact that the London 2012 Games will have on the marketplace and make the most of the expertise and experience that already exists.
We're engaging venue owners, local authorities, delivery partners, suppliers, contractors and stakeholders to ensure we can put on a spectacular, safe event within a clear, achievable timetable.
We're putting sport at the very heart of some of our most historic and instantly recognisable sites in a way that's never been done before. To do this we'll need to work together with those who understand these sites better than us.
It's important we showcase London - and the UK - as a venue so athletes, spectators, visitors and the worldwide television audience tuning in are able to experience the heritage of the capital alongside modern, state-of-the-art facilities.
We know we'll be pushing boundaries and that the end result will be both memorable and rewarding. London will be a memorably Olympic and Paralympic city in 2012 and the whole of the UK will welcome the world.
I believe the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made up of an extraordinary collection of unique venues, ensuring that people all over the country are proud to see London and the UK at the centre of the sporting world.