Check Out These 2016 Olympics Facts by Numbers
It's a huge deal for any city and country to host any Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has faced tremendous issues and criticism around the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics that kick off this week. Wallethub.com put out some fun numbers to give us perspective on this huge event. Here are a few of them.
- $11.5B – Estimated cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- 85K – Security personnel will work the Rio Games – more than twice as many as the 2012 London Olympics.
- 26K – Cases of Zika were reported in Rio in the first three months of 2016.
- 32 Tons – Of dead fish will be removed from the rowing and canoeing lagoon before the water-based activities take place.
- 16 Years: Age of the youngest members of Team USA, gymnast Laurie Hernandez and hurdler Sydney McLaughlin - both from New Jersey.