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.
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The UK has been buzzing since the announcement that London is hosting the 2012 Olympics. At this point, many Brits are feeling Olympic overload. So how can someone skip out on this summer’s Games? We have you covered.
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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.