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London Olympic torch relay cost $67,000 per mile
  • April 23rd, 2008

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The recent leg of Olympic torch relay in London cost the taxpayer of around SG$67,000 per mile or estimated SG$2 million in total

Most of the cost was used to safeguard the torch from anti-China protestors who tried to extinguish the flame

The 31 mile London Olympic torch relay route took two hours, with 37 arrests was made, some 4000 demonstrators turned up and it took a year’s planning for the event

Currently the Olympic torch relay is in Canberra, Australia

The previous leg in Bangkok and Malaysia went off peacefully amid tight security

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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