In 144 days and counting, London will be the very first city to host the modern Olympic Games for the third time. Proud Londoners will open the 2012 Olympics with as much, if not more, fervour than the previous two. In 1908 the city welcomed the world for the first time, there after the Games came to town a second time in 1948. Now once again in 2012, athletes, officials and sports fans from around the world will return to London to celebrate healthy competition and sheer prowess of play.
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Every four years another city plays host to the summer Olympics. To prepare for the sporting events, the multitude of interational guests and countless television viewers, the host city must spend a large sum of money on facilities, transport infrastructure, housing and maintenance.
Categories for comparison, here and on the website include UEFA ranking (UEFA coefficient), European titles won (Champions League, former European Cup, Europa League, former UEFA Cup, former Cup Winners’ Cup) as well as average goals per game in every league, the probability of games ending without goals, as draws / home wins / away wins, a comparison of average football player age across the European leagues, the percentage of players currently playing in a country they weren’t born in, and also various stats about stadium attendances.