Multi Sport Games

By the Numbers: The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

7 Feb, 2018

By: Michael Popke

Almost 3,000 athletes will converge on the previously quiet city of PyeongChang, South Korea, this month for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will run Feb. 9-25. Here are 30 key numbers you need to know:

15:Number of disciplines in which Winter Olympians will compete

102:Number of events in those disciplines

306:Number of medals up for grabs

203:Number of ticketed sessions

799,000:Number of tickets sold (through Jan. 31)

1,070,000:Total number of tickets available

1,379:Amount, in dollars, of the most expensive seat at the Opening Ceremony

390,000:Number of international spectators expected

49.7:Distance, in miles, between PyeongChang and the demilitarized zone separating South and North Korea

242:Number of U.S. athletes competing in the Games, the largest delegation for any nation in the history of the Winter Olympics

103:Number of returning Olympians on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team

31:Number of states represented by Team USA athletes

26.5:Average age of Team USA members

250:Number of hours of Winter Olympics coverage NBC will present across multiple broadcast platforms, including and the NBC Sports app

50:Number of hours of live virtual reality video content NBC will stream

900: Amount of revenue, in millions of dollars, NBC is expected to receive in national advertising during the Games

5.7: Amount of revenue, in billions of dollars, pulled in by the International Olympic Committee between 2013 and 2016

0: Amount, in dollars, athletes receive

560: Scrap value, in dollars, of a gold medal

14:Time difference, in hours, between South Korea and the Eastern Time Zone in the United States

43,706: Population of PyeongChang

35,000: Seating capacity of the stadium built for the PyeongChang Games, which will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2,982: Seating capacity of the smallest Olympic venue in PyeongChang, the Gangneung Curling Centre

7,500: Number of Olympic torchbearers

14,601: Number of paid staff members for the Games

13,503: Number of volunteers

23,206: Number of contractors

6,000: Number of Wi-Fi access points

1,199: Number of buses in services

500:Age of trees in formerly protected forests that were razed to make room for ski slopes


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