The population of London as of 2009 is estimated to be about 7.7 million. This is according to the data collected by the Office for National Statistics which further says that 60 percent of the population is composed of Whites of British origin. 2.2 percent of the population is made up of White Irish citizens while other Whites are about 8 percent. The blacks are about 10 percent of the population. The Asian population counts for about 16 percent while the rest of the population is made up of people from other races as well as mixed races. In regards to religions, 58 percent of the residents are Christians. Those who profess the faith of Islam are about 9 percent while the Jews are 2 percent. Those who do not profess any faith are about 16 percent of the population while Sikhs, Buddhists and others are about 1.5, 0.8 and 0.2 percent respectively.
London is not just a financial hub but also a sports hub. In regards to sports, London is mainly famous for having hosted the Summer Olympics thrive in the years 1908, 1948 and in 2012. The most popular sport in London is football as the town is home to at least 14 football clubs. Some of the big teams that are based in this City include; Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham among many others. It is also has four rugby teams playing top flight rugby in the Aviva Premiership. Cricket is also big in this City with 2 test cricket fields (Lord’s and Kennington) available in the city. The city is also famous for the annual London Marathon which attracts over 35,000 athletes who compete in the 42.2 kilometer race that is run around the city.