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Rio Olympics in numbers: all facts about the Rio Olympics 2016

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Facts about the Rio Olympics you must be familiar with: all the peculiarities about the upcoming Games in numbers.

1: Rio is the first South American city to host the Olympic Games. It is also the first city hosting Summer Olympic Games during a local winter season.

2: Only two countries have participated so far on all Olympic Games: France and Great Britain.

3: Two of the greatest Olympic stars in Rio share an interesting coincidence. The Rio Olympics will be the third attempt of Novak Djokovic to win the Olympic gold, while for Usain Bolt it is an opportunity for becoming a triple consecutive champion in the 100m and 200m race. Their rank as absolute favorites on the internet betting sites in Brazil only indicates that these stars will certianly succeed in their intentions.

4: Four districts in Rio will be hosting all the Olympic events: Barra de Tijuca, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracana.

5: There are five venues outside Rio which will co-host events from the Olympic program: Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia and Manaus.

6: Only six countries exceed the number of 400 participants on the Rio Olympics. USA leads with 555 athletes participating, followed by Brazil with 465, Germany with 425, China 413, Australia 410 and France 404.

7: Oksana Chusovitina from Uzbekistan attends her seventh Olympic Games becoming thus the oldest women Olympic gymnast in history.

8: Nino Salukvadze, Gorgian sports shooter, will participate on her eight Olympics. She is the leading athlete in Rio with most Olympic Games appearances.

9: According to the Olympic golden medals won, Larisa Latynina is still the most successful women athlete of all time. This Soviet gymnast won 9 gold medals on the Olympics in Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964 establishing the Soviet Union as a leading gymnast nation in the world.

10: Ten participants has the team of the Refugee Olympic Athletes who will compete in three sports: athletics, swimming and judo. Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika are two of them competing in judo categories.

• The oldest participant in Rio is 61 years old Mary Hanna

• Olympic Refugee Team will appear for the first time on the Olympics

• Can Michael Phelps go above the number of 22 medals?

11: Around EUR 11 billion are the estimated costs for organizing the Rio Olympics from construction to PR and marketing.

13: Thirteen is the minimum age to participate on Olympic Games and it is the age of the youngest participant on the Rio Olympics, the swimmer Gaurika Singh from Nepal.

14: There are fourteen countries which are represented by only one athlete: Afghanistan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Dominica, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malawi, the Marshall Islands, Sao Tome and Principe, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Togo and Tuvalu.

16: Jha Kanak is the youngest USA athlete at the Rio Olympics with 16 years. He will compete in men’s singles and team table tennis competition defending the colors of the United States.

19: There will be nineteen days of Olympic competitions: 17 from the Opening ceremony and two prior to it, starting with the football program for women.

22: Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympic athlete of all time winning 22 medals on 4 Olympics so far: 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Can he win more this year? That’s certainly an attractive betting issue for all of you who bet on sports in US.

28: The sports program of the Rio Olympics is composed by 28 sports comprising 306 different events.

32: Thirty-two venues, most of which newly built for the Olympics, will host the events in the Olympic program.

40: 40 Brazilian Reals is the cheapest ticket to attend some of the events on the Rio Olympics. The prices of the most expensive one reach amounts of around 4,600 Brazilian Reals, approximately EUR 1,200.

41: Forty-two openly LGBT athletes will compete on the Rio 2016, highest number so far in the Olympic history.

42: There are 42 Olympic disciplines within the 28 sports that comprise the Olympic program in Rio.

57: So far, 57 medals have been revoked by the International Olympic Committee, most of them due to doping.

61: Mary Hanna, member of the Australian equestrian team is the oldest athlete on the Rio Olympics with 61 years. Yet, online sportsbooks in Australia do not give lots of chances for medal to this veteran.

92: Ninety two years passed after the last inclusion of rugby in the Olympic program. Together with golf, rugby 7s is the second new sport introduced at the Rio Olympics.

115: One hundred and fifteen Russian athletes so far have been banned from participating in Rio, the greatest suspension in the history of the Olympics.

206: Two hundred and sixty national Olympic committees will participate in Rio, including Kosovo and South Sudan’s, the latest members of the International Olympic Committee.

306: Three hundred and six gold medals will be distributed in 42 Olympic disciplines. The total number of medals would probably be above 900, but due to the frequent cases of awarding double bronze medals in wrestling and judo sports it cannot be determined with certainty.

2000: The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are the first games to feature Olympians born in the year 2000.

3,604: This the number of the apartments in the Rio Olympic Village located in Barra da Tijuca. With a capacity of 17,950 people it is one of the biggest Olympic villages in history.

11,040: Around eleven thousand athletes in Rio will compete in 28 sports, a number that would have been greater if the suspended athletes from the Russian Federation were taken into consideration.

12,000: Twelve thousand Olympic torchbearers will carry the Olympic flame.

20,000: The Olympic flame traveling from Athens to Rio will pass twenty
thousand kilometers by road before reaching its final destination, the Maracana stadium.

60,000: Sixty thousand meals per day are planned to be prepared for the athletes in the Olympic village, many of them including local food such as acai, queijo and tapioca.

70,000: Around seventy thousand volunteers are included in the organization and realization of the Olympic program.

85,000: More than eighty five thousand security stuff is responsible for protecting the order and security of the Rio Olympics.

7,500,000: Seven and a half million tickets are available for spectators in the 306 Olympic Events. Until today there are still 1,500.000 unsold.

3,600,000,000: More than three and a half billion people are expected to watch the Rio Olympic Games.

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