How Much Does It Cost to Host the Olympics?
I love the summer Olympics, especially the synchronized swimming events! Wallethub.com broke down the 2016 Rio Olympic games by the numbers and I thought it was really interesting!
- 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will be competing in the games
- 32 tons of dead fish will have to be removed from the rowing and canoeing lagoon before the events take place
- 85 Thousand security personnel will be working the games to ensure safety for everyone involved
- This will be the first time South America is hosting the Olympics
- 11.5 billion dollars is the estimated cost of hosting the Olympics this year in Rio
- Ticket prices for the opening ceremony range from $60 - $1400
- Ticket prices for the events range from $6 - $365
What is your favorite Olympic event? Leave me a comment below!
Read all of the Olympic fun facts here!