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In two glorious weeks of sporting triumph for Team GB, The Royal Parks welcomed two million spectators to the London 2012 Olympic Games, with most joining in for free.

11 of Team GB's athletes were motivated to victory in one of the Royal Parks, including five gold medal winners.

The Royal Parks Chief Executive Linda Lennon CBE said:

"The Royal Parks has played a huge part in making this 'everyone's games'. Ticket or no ticket, close to two million people have shared the drama and excitement of Olympic competitions in the Royal Parks this summer," she said.

"The atmosphere in the Royal Parks has been fantastic. We've been surrounded by people at their happiest and most passionate watching the world's top athletes - from children sitting on shoulders, people with periscopes, to flag waving fans from all over the world. I now hope that people are inspired to enjoy the wide range of sports on offer in the parks themselves."


A record number of visitors have enjoyed the exciting Olympic action and atmosphere in Royal Parks this summer:

· The Torch Relay passed through five Royal Parks cheered on by tens of thousands, culminating in the Olympic Torch Relay finale in Hyde Park on 26 July.


· More than 400,000 spectators watched Olympic Road Events for free in London's Royal Parks , including Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, St James's Park and The Green Park.


· Around 700,000 ticket holders attended Olympic events in Royal Parks' venues: the Triathlon and Marathon Swim events in Hyde Park; the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events in Greenwich Park; the Beach Volleyball on Horse Guards Parade Ground; and the Road Cycling, Marathon and Race Walk events in The Mall in St James's Park.


· Over 800,000 visitors watched Olympic competitions live, for free, at BT London Live in Hyde Park - they also enjoyed live music, and meeting some of our Team GB medal winning athletes.


· Over 150,000 people attended special concerts in Hyde Park celebrating the Torch Relay and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Linda Lennon said: "The Royal Parks is now looking forward to hosting the Paralympic Equestrian and Marathon events, and ensuring the parks are restored to their beautiful pre-Games condition so that visitors can continue to make the most of these stunning green spaces after this unique summer is over."

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