Two sports join the Games this year: golf and rugby sevens
42 sport disciplines will be represented in all
Editor’s Note: Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony: August 5, 2016
Where: Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: 8 p.m. ET on NBC (operating on a one-hour delay)
As the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, officially kick off with the opening ceremony on August 5, here are some key facts and figures to celebrate the first Olympic Games hosted by a South American country.
4,600 Brazilian real: The cost of the most expensive opening ceremony ticket (about $1,400 as of this publication). The least expensive opening ceremony ticket is only sold in Brazil and costs 200 real (about $60).
10: Rio’s opening ceremony budget is 10 times less than the total spent on the London 2012 opening ceremony.
12,000: Number of Olympic torchbearers. The torch will pass through all 26 Brazilian states and reach 90% of the Brazilian population.
10,500: Total number of athletes expected to compete in the Games.
42: Sport disciplines that will be represented.
206: Number of countries sending athletes to compete in Rio.
2,488: Total number of Olympic medals to be awarded to athletes topping the podium in Rio: 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.
10: Number of athletes making up the first refugee team to ever compete at the Olympic Games. The six male and four female athletes will compete under the Olympic flag.
About 11,600: Miles (18,668 km) to travel to Rio from Guam, one of the farthest nations sending athletes to compete.
554: Total number of athletes comprising the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team; 262 men and 292 women.
36: The number of years separating the youngest U.S. Olympian – table tennis player Kanak Jha, 16 – and the oldest U.S. Olympian, equestrian Phillip Dutton, 52.
7.5 million: Total number of tickets available for purchase for the Olympic Games.
450,000: Record number of condoms that will be distributed to athletes – equivalent to 42 per person.
3,604: Number of apartments in Rio’s athletes village that will house 11,000 athletes and 6,000 coaches.
380,000: Number of foreign spectators expected to arrive in Rio during the Games.