10 facts about the Olympic Games Rio 2016: curious numbers

10 facts about the Olympic Games Rio 2016: curious numbers

Some facts about the Olympics arouse the interest of sports fans and even those who do not care much for the event. The magnitude of the Games can be seen in their numbers, 10 facts about the Olympic Games Rio 2016: curious numbers.

For example, do you know how many tennis balls will be used? Have you ever stopped to think about how many meals need to be prepared for athletes and officials? And the budget, have you ever wondered how much it costs to promote the Olympics?

We list some of them and other curiosities about the Olympics. Check it out!

#1 The 2016 Olympics will be the first held in South America. From this year, Africa is now the only continent never to host the Games.

#2 So that everything runs smoothly in August, the Rio de Janeiro is getting 39 test events in Deodoro, Copacabana, Maracana and Barra da Tijuca, city locations that will host competitions.

#3 The Rio 2016 expects about 10,500 athletes from 206 countries around the world.

#4 To watch them all, the Olympics are selling 7.5 million tickets.

#5 And to sustain this amount of people, 2016 will need to produce 11 million meals and 34,000 beds. In addition, during the games, 315 horses participate in the competitions and no less than 25,000 tennis balls will be used.

#6 At the end of the Games, 306 gold medals will have been distributed in 42 sports.

#7 This edition of the Olympics will be historic. Two sports are coming to the Games: rugby returns 92 years after his last appearance. Golf is also back 112 years later.

#8 To make it all work, more than 130 thousand people will work directly on Rio 2016.

#9 In the Paralympic Games, which will be held after the end of the Olympics, the guides of blind athletes in triathlons and athletics also earn medals. It may seem obvious, but the recognition of the guides just happened to be in the Pan in Guadalajara in 2011.

#10 This may be the curiosity about the scariest Olympics. In the bid to host city, the Rio de Janeiro has budgeted the organization of the Games in 28.8 billion reais. Today, that figure has increased to over 37 billion.

5 Comments on “10 facts about the Olympic Games Rio 2016: curious numbers

Karla Jorge Abrahão
06/07/2016 at 10:04 pm

“… from 206 countries…” ???? How many countries are in the world then?

06/08/2016 at 10:07 am

Hi Karla,
depends on who’s counting … United Nations, FIFA, IOC, different international organizations count countries differently.
But many will be represented in Rio in August. Have a great Olympics!
HB Team.

Karla Jorge Abrahão
06/09/2016 at 8:38 am


08/08/2016 at 10:23 am

Rugby is not played at the Rio 2016.

08/08/2016 at 5:45 pm

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