Check Out Some Of The Craziest Stats, Facts And Trivia About The Winter Olympics In PyeongChang
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea might look like fun and games on television, but there are billions of dollars being spent and hundreds of athletes putting it all on the line for a once-in-a-lifetime chance at glory. That’s especially true for many members of Team USA after America finished fourth in the gold-medal count in 2014.
Throw in the doping scandal surrounding Russia, security once again being a major concern, especially considering the host’s hostile northern neighbor and there is plenty to discuss over the record 2,400+ hours of coverage NBCUniversal is giving the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Some of the interesting facts, statistics and trivia they uncovered include…
— $13 Billion: Estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, 4x less than the record-setting 2014 Sochi Games.
— $19.6 Million: Was spent on cybersecurity and X-ray screening for the PyeongChang Games.
— $4,683: Average price of a week-long trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics.
— 242: Athletes on the U.S. team – a record for any country in the Winter Olympics.
— 169: Russian athletes received a special exemption to compete after Russia was banned from the 2018 Olympics due to a doping scandal.
— 92: Countries competing in the 2018 Winter Games – a new record.
— $900 Million: Projected advertising revenue from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
— 90 Years: The length of Coca Cola’s sponsorship of the Olympic Games.
— 586 Grams: The record-setting weight of a golf medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
— $1.2 Million: How much money will be spent on cybersecurity for the Olympics.
— 332: The number of Winter Olympics medals won by Norway, the most of any country.
— 284: The number of Winter Olympics medals won by the United States.
Check out the rest of the wild data they compiled about the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea below.