Facts And Details You Didn't Know About The Winter Olympics In PyeongChang!
Facts And Details You Didn’t Know About The Winter Olympics In PyeongChang!
February 16th, 2018
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 08: Members of the Swiss Olympic Team pose with the Olympic Rings ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Olympic Village on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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My love of the Winter Olympics extends to all the little details, the minutiae, if you will. The devil is in the details, right? WalletHub researched facts, crunched numbers and put together these nuggets of information that I found on Thrillist.com.
The PyeongChang Games are expected to cost about $13 billion, or around four times less than the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socchi, Russia.
The average price for a week-long trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics is $4,683.
McDonald’s has sponsored the US Olympic Committee for 42 years, though that will end after this year.
NBC is broadcasting roughly 2,400 total hours of coverage across five networks (the most ever for a Winter Olympics)
84% of the territory in PyeongChang is mountains.
13,000 police officers will be mobilized for the Games, plus 200 members from various official US security teams who’ll be there to lend a hand.
Average daily temperature in PyeongChang is 34 F, 17 F at night.
PyeongChang Country is four times smaller than Salt Lake City, Utah, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Over 2,500 athletes from 92 countries are participating,
There are 102 events in 15 sport disciplines.
NBC has the rights to the next seven Olmpics, through 2032.