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Rio Olympics 2016

This summer we are celebrating the best of sport with the Rio Olympics 2016.

This global event is a mammoth task for the organisers as thousands flood to the city.

Below is a helpful infographic for you to take in some of the statistics.




When is the Olympics? 5th - 21st August. Where is the Olympics? RIO de Janerio.


There are 10,500 athletes competing from 206 different countries. There are 301 Gold medals to be won with a total of 4,924 medals in total.


The Olympics is being held in 32 places in 4 different regions. There are 161 males, 9 mixed and 136 females competing in 306 competitions within 42 different sports within 17 days.


There are 7.5 million tickets for sale, ranging from the value of 40 – 4,600 Brazilian Real.  The hotels range from £67 - £196 to stay at during the dates of the Olympics.


Rio 2016’s twitter account had 2,143 likes, 11,500 tweets and 377,000 followers.


There are 555 athletes expecting to come from USA.


85,000 soldiers and policemen will be deployed for the event.


17,000 tonnes of food will be wasted, 700,000 people will be transported per day, 1,500 busses will be needed for the athletes, 23,500 litres of fuel, 6,000 tonnes of food will be needed. 21 Jumbo jets of athletes will be needed to transport the athletes to the events. A total of 32 tonnes of dead fish will be removed from the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.


As for technology, 560 cameras will be used to capture the events, with the largest monitor being 7,360cm.

The city has even opened a new line on the rail line for the event, allowing more people to be transported to and from the locations.


315 horses will be in attendance at Rio 2016. The Grand National requires 40 horses per event, this meaning that the amount of horses required for the Olympics would be able to stage more that 7 grand nationals.


Why not follow some of the people competing in the games?


Neymar Jr – @neymarjr

Usain Bolt – @usainbolt

Andy Murray – @andy_murray

Tom Daley - @TomDaley1994

Draymond Green – @Money23Green

Nicola Adams - @NicolaAdams2012

Rio Olympics Official Twitter - @RIO2016


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