Olympics by the numbers!


So Friday night, did you check out the Opening Ceremony for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo? By the way, yes, it's still called the 2020 Olympics, of course delayed from last summer. However, it really looks and feels a lot different, as Tokyo is still in a state of emergency due to COVID-19.

So, the site WALLETHUB has the Olympics broken down by the numbers....

  • More than 11,000 athletes from 205 countries
  • 339 sporting events during the games
  • 4 new sports this year: karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding.
  • $26B+ – Estimated cost of hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • $900 Million – Amount to be spent for Tokyo 2020 on coronavirus countermeasures.
  • $15B – Estimated economic loss for Japan from barring overseas spectators and limiting the number of domestic fans to 50% of the capacity.
  • 44K – Number of security personnel who will work the Tokyo Games – roughly half the number of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • 1st– Games to ever use artificial intelligence managed security features, with the ability to correctly verify the faces of 230 million people in one second.
  • 15 Years – Age of the youngest member of Team USA, swimmer Katie Grimes.

Get more numbers by clicking HERE!!

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