Olympic fever also continues to rise around the country, with venues and big screens across the UK attracting huge crowds as people cheer on the athletes. To date, the London 2012 Live Sites have seen 2.7 million people attend, with the busiest day being Super Saturday (4th August) - which saw an incredible 350,000 people turn out to support all athletes. An estimated 160,000 spectators also took to the streets of central London to witness Olympic history as Alistair Brownlee became the first British athlete to win gold in the Men’s Triathlon event (7th August). 120,000 spectators lined the streets for the Women’s Marathon (5th August) and 60,000 turned out for the Women’s Triathlon (4th August).
LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe said: ‘The passion and spirit of the British public has been outstanding. The huge crowds have contributed to making the atmosphere at events in both the Olympic Park and venues around the country incredible. I am very proud of the performance of our athletes, of my team which has given its heart and soul to these Games over the last seven years as well as the brilliant volunteers who seem to be having an extraordinary impact on everyone they meet.
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London 2012 Games partners:
The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Supplier, Otto Bock. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.