BBC News – How to stage the Olympics on a shoestring

London 2012: £7.267bn

London 1948: £730,000

Quite a difference. Back then they were told nothing new could be built, instead having to make do with improved facilities – such as replacing the dog track around Wembley – then the Empire Stadium – with a running track.

BBC News – How to stage the Olympics on a shoestring.

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