Usain Bolt takes up residence in London


LONDON, 23 JULY, 2012

SOUNDBITE 1: Meike Schulze, (woman) general manager, Madame Tussauds [English, 21 sec]:
"We are very pleased with the result, however the figure has been created from research because unfortunately Usain Bolt has been a very very busy person leading up to the Olympics particularly, so we have created him from research but his team has been informed all along the process and has actually seen the final shots and they loved it and we love it -- I think it is going to be amazing."

SOUNDBITE 2: Meike Schulze, (woman) general manager, Madame Tussauds [English, 14 sec]:
"It wasn't very difficult to choose the position and the pose he is doing because it is so Usain Bolt and I think our guests will love posing beside him doing exactly the same figure pose and I think it will be very very unique."

-VAR wax figure of Usain Bolt at Madame Tussauds London
-VAR wax figures of Team GB athletes Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russia 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
86 Philippines 0 0 0 0

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