16 facts: Rio 2016 Olympic Games


(CNN)As the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, formally begin with the opening event on August 5, here are some essential realities and figures to commemorate the very first Olympic Games hosted by a South American USA.

4,600 Brazilian genuine: The expense of the most pricey opening event ticket (about $1,400 since this publication). The least costly opening event ticket is just offered in Brazil and expenses 200 genuine (about $60).


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    2,488: Total variety of Olympic medals to be granted to professional athletes topping the podium in Rio: 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.
    10: Number of professional athletes comprising the very first refugee group to ever contend at the Olympic Games . The 6 male and 4 female professional athletes will contend under the Olympic flag.
    About 11,600: Miles (18,668 km) to take a trip to Rio from Guam, among the farthest countries sending out professional athletes to contend.
    554: Total variety of professional athletes consisting of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team ; 262 guys and 292 females.
    36: The variety of years separating the youngest U.S. Olympian– table tennis gamer Kanak Jha, 16– and the earliest U.S. Olympian, equestrian Phillip Dutton, 52.
    7.5 million: Total variety of tickets available for purchase for the Olympic Games.
    2: New Olympic sports in Rio. Golf go back to the video games after a 112-year hiatus and rugby 7s will be presented for the very first time.
    450,000: Record variety of prophylactics that will be dispersed to professional athletes– comparable to 42 per individual.
    3,604: Number of houses in Rio’s professional athletes town that will house 11,000 professional athletes and 6,000 coaches.
    380,000: Number of foreign viewers anticipated to show up in Rio throughout the Games.

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