Rio Olympics in numbers: 10,500 athletes, 306 gold medals, 500,000 tourists

Here are some fun numbers and major statistics from the upcoming Olympics

FP Sports July 22, 2016 16:02:34 IST
Rio Olympics in numbers: 10,500 athletes, 306 gold medals, 500,000 tourists

When Rio de Janeiro opens the Olympic Games on 5 August, they will be the first ever staged in South America. Here are some fun numbers and major statistics from the upcoming Olympics –

17,000 — Number of Olympic athletes and officials.

78,000 —  The capacity of Maracana stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held.

10,500 —  Athletes from 206 countries will gather in Rio.

206 — Countries competing in the 5 to 21 August Games.

306 — Gold medals, 136 for women, 161 for men, 9 mixed.

3,200 —  Referees and assistants will oversee the competitions.

1— Team of refugees competing under the Olympic banner for the first time.

85,000 — Security personnel in attendance, up from 42,000 in London.

38.7 billion — The cost of the Games in Reais (10.96 billion dollars).

Rio Olympics in numbers 10500 athletes 306 gold medals 500000 tourists

Opening and closing ceremony will be held at Maracana Stadium. Getty Images.

7.5 million — Tickets on sale.

6.5 million — The population of Rio, including surroundings it is 12.2 million.

10 — Miles (16 kilometers), length of the extension of the underground metro system, the biggest infrastructure project in preparation for the Games.

4 — Zones across Rio where events will unfold: the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, Deodoro, Copacabana beach, and the Maracana and Olympic stadiums in the north.

25,000 — Number of journalists covering the Games.

500,000 — Estimate of tourists expected to attend the Games.

61 — Percentage of Rio residents in a recent poll who said the Games will be great. Another 27 percent fear a mess.

31 — Number of tower blocks making up the Olympic Village. The 3,604 apartments will be sold off after the Games.

60,000 — Meals per day to be served at the huge Olympic Village dining hall.

5 — Number of jumbo jets you could fit into that dining hall.

Rio Olympics in numbers 10500 athletes 306 gold medals 500000 tourists

Olympic tickets are displayed during an event at the Rio 2016 headquarters. AP

80,000 — Chairs for the Olympic Village.

24 — Number of beaches in Rio. The best-known is the Copacabana.

7 — Players in rugby sevens, which brings the oval ball game to the Olympics for the first time ever.

400 — Number of footballs expected to be used in Olympic competition.

0 — Times that football powerhouse Brazil has won an Olympic medal in the sport.

1,202 — Murders in Rio in 2015, the lowest since 1991.

Rio Olympics in numbers 10500 athletes 306 gold medals 500000 tourists

Brazilian soldiers stand on patrol during a security rehearsal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Getty Images

112 — Years since golf was last played in the Olympics.

2 — Brazilian presidents expected at the opening ceremony: Dilma Rousseff, who is suspended and on the verge of being removed from office, and her arch-rival Michel Temer, who is temporarily replacing her.

450,000 — Condoms awaiting the roughly 11,000 athletes, so about 41 each, or two each a day.

Rio Olympics in numbers 10500 athletes 306 gold medals 500000 tourists

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer stands during his first visit to the Olympic Park. Getty Images

With inputs from agencies.

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