The 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Numbers



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Athletic prowess reminds us of words such as treinamento, training, conquista, conquest, realização, achievement, and glória, glory.

Numbers don’t always come to mind, but numbers are what separate votoriosos, winners from perdedores, losers, and um bom investimento para o país, a good investment for the country from um elefante branco, a white elephant.

So let’s look at some numbers related to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games that will certainly show how much effort is being put into the organization of this event.

1st – primeiro país – Brazil is the first country in South America to hold an Olympic Game;

5 – cinco de agosto é a festa de aberturaAugust 5 is the opening ceremony;

10 – dez atletas na equipe de regugiados athletes will be part of the Refugee Team;

17dezessete dias de duraçaothe event will last 17 days;

37trinta e sete locais onde serão realizadas competições37 venues where

competitions will be held;

42quarenta e dois esportes42 sports;

206duzento e seis países participarão 206 participating countries;

306trezentos e seis medalhas, 136 feminina, 161 masculina, 9 mista 306 medals,136 feminine, 161 masculine, 9 both;

315trezentos e quinze cavalos estarão nas competiçōes315 horses will be in the competitions;

10,500dez mil e quinhentos atletas farāo parte dos jogos10,500 athletes will take part in the games

20,000vinte mil quartos serão oferecidos pelo site Airbnb20,000 rooms will be offered by Airbnb for the games;

87,000oitenta e sete mil metros quadrados de galpōes para armazenar todos os itens para os eventos87,000 square meters used to warehouse all the items for the events;

200,000duzentos mil pessoas trabalharão diretamente nos jogos, 45 mil destas serão voluntários – 200,000 people will work directly in the games, 45,000 will be volunteers;

215,000bolas de tênis serão usadas215,000 tennis balls will be used;

980,000 – novecentos e oitenta mil itens de equipamentos esportivos980,000 items of sporting gear;

5,000,000 – cinco milhões de itens de mobiliário para a vila olímpica e o centro de mídia – 5,000,000 items to furnish the Olympic villa and media center;

7,500,000sete milhōes e meio de ingressos estarão disponíveis para venda; 7.5 million tickets will be made available for purchase;

290,000,000duzentos e noventa milhões de reais sera o custo para fornecer energia temporária nos locais$ 290 million reais is the cost of supplying temporary power at venues;

1,000,000,000um bilhão de espectadores em todo mundo1 billion spectators throughout the world;

28,000,000,000 – vinte o oito bilhões de reais o orçamento inicial previsto para o custo dos projetos de de infraestrutura como linha adicional de metro e reformas nas áreas protuárias$28 billion reais total initial budgeted cost for the games including large infrastructure projects like an extended subway and reformed port area;

40,000,000,000 – quarenta bilhões de reais orçamento previsto atual$40 billion reais is current cost;

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