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2,500 athletes, 92 countries, 1 robot: The 2018 Winter Olympics by the numbers

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With the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea upon us, WalletHub released its 2018 Winter Olympics By The Numbers report, which includes an awesome infographic as well as commentary from a panel of leading sports experts.

Some of the interesting statistics in the infographic include:

  • $13 Billion: Estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, 4x less than the record-setting 2014 Sochi Games.
  • $19.6 Million: Was spent on cybersecurity and X-ray screening for the PyeongChang Games.
  • $4,683: Average price of a week-long trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics.
  • 242: Athletes on the U.S. team - a record for any country in the Winter Olympics.
  • 169: Russian athletes received a special exemption to compete after Russia was banned from the 2018 Olympics due to a doping scandal.


Source: WalletHub

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