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Millions 'inspired to volunteer by Games'

Games Makers pose for cameras in the Olympic Park on the final day of the Olympic Games Credit: Reuters

New research has found that nearly 3.5 million people have been inspired to volunteer by the London Olympics.

There were 15,000 volunteers at the opening and closing ceremonies in London, some 70,000 volunteer Games Makers helping run the games, and another 8,000 Team London Ambassadors.

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