The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have begun and so it seems has the fun. And today marks the eleventh day of the Olympics. First and foremost let me say I am only about equal rights for every single person in the world. Having said that, there aren’t very many extravaganzas as spectacular as the Olympics. And this year the opening ceremonies and events that have followed have not been a letdown.
As someone that has been involved in design, preparation and logistics and has planned events for over twenty years; I am always interested in the planning and numbers that go into making the big ones a success. And for me the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is one of those big ones that begs for the info and numbers.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Just the Facts!
The Olympics brings the entire country (no matter where you’re from) together for a couple of enjoyable and hard fought weeks. If you live in a cave and haven’t heard; now is the time for some fun facts to get you connected with all things Olympics.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia. The first event was held on Thursday, February 6th with an official starting date and the Opening Ceremonies following on Friday. With the final events and the closing ceremonies scheduled for February 23rd. These Olympic Games mark number twenty-two when it comes to the winter games and so far so good.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Figures, Players and Events!
No matter where you’re from or who you’re rooting for, there are lots of reasons why, every four years, we love the Olympics.
Olympic Numbers by the Dollars
$12 Billion – Original cost budgeted to host the games
$51 Billion – Actual cost to host the games
$780,000,000 – Cost to build Fisht Olympic Stadium
$1,100,000 – Cost for all the performers taking part in the both ceremonies
Olympic Numbers by the Athletes
88 – Number of countries participating
2850 – Total number of participating athletes
230 – Total number of participating US athletes
75,000 – Number of people the Olympic Park holds
Olympic Numbers by the Events
17 – Days of completion (not including the opening ceremonies)
98 – Total of medal events
12 – Total number of new Olympic events
15 – Number of sports and games at the Olympics