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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are still a month away, but London has already exceeded its budget by 101 percent — and counting.  Here, a look at what could possibly become the most expensive Olympic games in history, by the numbers:
$13 billion — Expected sports-related cost of the London Olympics
$6.5 billion — Original estimate of the 2012 Summer Games budget
$37.5 billion — Projected total cost of the London Olympics, including everything from sports-related spending to security to overtime for subway train drivers, according to a Sky Sports investigation
14,000 — Security guards added after the original estimate of 10,000 was determined to be inadequate
$864 million — Current estimate of the security budget, which doubled because of needs not initially spotted 
$524,000 — Price tag for a single outdoor sculpture called Jurassic Stones — which locals have dubbed “row of stones on sticks” — erected to greet motorists arriving at a venue for sailing events
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theweekmagazine:

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are still a month away, but London has already exceeded its budget by 101 percent — and counting.  Here, a look at what could possibly become the most expensive Olympic games in history, by the numbers:

$13 billion — Expected sports-related cost of the London Olympics

$6.5 billion — Original estimate of the 2012 Summer Games budget

$37.5 billion — Projected total cost of the London Olympics, including everything from sports-related spending to security to overtime for subway train drivers, according to a Sky Sports investigation

14,000 — Security guards added after the original estimate of 10,000 was determined to be inadequate

$864 million — Current estimate of the security budget, which doubled because of needs not initially spotted 

$524,000 — Price tag for a single outdoor sculpture called Jurassic Stones — which locals have dubbed “row of stones on sticks” — erected to greet motorists arriving at a venue for sailing events

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