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Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers
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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:56am

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to what appears to be among the most expensive Olympics ever:

Cost: At least $50 billion, including infrastructure work in and around Sochi

Russia's original cost estimate for infrastructure: $12 billion

How much of the cost that is sports-related, not infrastructure: $6.4 billion

Athletes: 6,000 from 85 countries (plus 1,650 Paralympians from 45 countries)

Sports: 15

Number of events: 98 -- of which 12 are new

Number of security officers deployed for the Games: 37,000

Number of U.S. athletes, coaches, staff and guests who have booked the services of crisis response company Global Rescue in case of emergency: 375

Days of competition: 17, plus the opening ceremony

Time the opening ceremony begins: 8:14 p.m. local time Friday (11:14 a.m. ET)

Number of signatures on a petition by gay rights group All Out calling on Russia to eliminate "anti-gay laws," violence and discrimination against gay people: 406,767 as of Wednesday

Amount of borscht (beet soup) expected to be prepared and served during the Games: 265,000 liters (70,000 U.S. gallons)

Average price of lunch for one at the Olympic Park: $15

Number of chefs, sous-chefs, cooks, waiters, bartenders and cashiers working the Games: 7,000

Average temperature in Sochi in February: 8.3 Celsius (47 Fahrenheit) -- the warmest ever at Winter Olympics

Number of people the Olympic Park holds: 75,000

Number of volunteers helping with the Games: 25,000

Distance the Olympic torch will travel to the Games: 40,000 kilometers (nearly 25,000 miles), including into space, over 123 days

Expected television audience: 3 billion
 

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