Infographic: The Olympics & The World

| June 27, 2012

"The Olympics & The World"

The time has come to start practising your Usain Bolt “To Di World” pose, and unravelling your priceless national flags – the London Summer Olympics 2012 begins in just over a month! Here’s an infographic that celebrates this worldwide spectacle, and all the breath-taking memories it brings.On your marks, get set, GO!

The Olympics and the World Infographic

Will you be catching ‘Olympic fever’ this summer? Or are you simply wondering what’ll happen during the opening ceremony? If you have any thoughts at the ready then we’d love to hear them. Alternatively, if you have any suggestions about what our next infographic special should be about, then please don’t hesitate to email us at or tweet us @MyDestination using #OlympicsAndWorld.

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The best travel experience I ever had was in Varanasi in India when I took a boat ride up the Ganges to witness the sacred Hindu public cremations that have taken place there constantly for as long as anyone can remember. Hindu’s journey to Varanasi from all over the country to cremate their loved ones and send them off to the next stage of their spiritual life. As I sat on the boat, watching families dip their deceased into the Ganges and then construct a funeral pyre from only 20ft away, I don’t think I have ever been so moved emotionally by anything I have seen on my travels. Their belief that death is not the final stage of a person’s life means the ceremonies are not considered a grievous occasion and I found this both perplexing and beautiful at the same time. Religion is intertwined in the daily routine of everyone who lives in Varanasi and I felt honoured to be allowed to observe from my small boat, such a milestone in all these people’s lives. Top of my Bucket List, if money was no object, would be to go to Borneo and work in an Orphan Orang-utan Nursery…it would be the ultimate dream to nurse those little ginger fur babies back to health!

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  1. Interesting information! I liked the football diving comparison.

  2. Fiona Butler says:

    Great post. Love the bit about the goose’s left wing……

  3. I feel like I don’t even need to watch the olympics after seeing this infographic. I just learned so much :)

  4. Arianwen says:

    I am loving the Christ the Redeemer diving down the right hand side!