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The Winter Games, By The Numbers

February 13, 1988

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ The Winter Olympics by the numbers:

Games: XV

Days: 16

Countries: 57

Athletes accredited: 1,789

Coaches: 1,100

Athletes per coach: 1.63

Smallest delegation of athletes: 1 (Belgium, Fiji Islands, Guam, Luxembourg, Philippines)

Largest delegation of athletes: 164 (United States)

Sports: 7

Venues: 9

Events: 46

Medals: 138

Mascots: 2

Media: 4,500

Media villages: 2

Residents in Calgary: 640,000

Visitors expected: 100,000

Souvenir pins: approximately 250,000

Price paid by ABC for TV rights: $309 million

Programming hours purchased for $309 million: 94 1/2

Price per programming hour: $3.7 million

Fewest U.S. medals at Winter Games: 4 (1924 and 1936)

Most U.S. medals at Winter Games: 12 (1932 and 1980)

International Olympic Committee seats: 92

Vacant International Olympic Committee seats: 4

National Olympic Committees: 167

Winter sports federations: 6

OCO ’88 directors: 29

Original OCO ’88 vice presidents: 12

Original OCO ’88 vice presidents fired before Games began: 6

OCO ’88 vice presidents for Games: 7

OCO ’88 general managers: 12

OCO ’88 managers: 39

OCO ’88 sponsors: 18

OCO ’88 suppliers: 27

OCO ’88 licensees: 41

OCO ’88 volunteers: 10,000

OCO ’88 volunteers turned away: 10,000

Jobs created: 14,000

Miles Olympic torch traveled: 11,185

Torch bearers: 6,500

Torch weight: 1.5 kilograms

Distance each torch bearer traveled: 1 kilometer

People accompanying torch: 50

Vehicles accompanying torch: 20

Seats at Saddledome, main arena for hockey and figure skating: 19,000

Funding for Saddledome: $97.7 million

Seats at McMahon Stadium, site of opening and closing ceremonies: 60,000

Funding for McMahon Stadium: $16.3 million

Seats at Olympic Oval, arena for speed skating: 4,000

Funding for Olympic Oval: $39.9 million

Tickets printed: 1.9 million

Length of ski jump events: 70 meters and 90 meters

Length of speed skating facility: 400 meters (1,300 feet)

Length of men’s luge runs: 1,251 meters (4,104 feet)

Length of women’s luge runs: 1,080 meters (3,543 feet)

Length of luge stopping trail: 350 meters (1,155 feet)

Length of bobsled run: 1,475 meters (4,867 feet)

Length of men’s Nordic cross-country ski trails: 56 kilometers (35 miles)

Men’s Nordic cross country events: 15, 30 and 50 kilometers

Women’s Nordic cross-country events: 5, 10 and 20 kilometers

Targets on biathlon runs: 32

Biathlon events: 10 kilometers and 20 kilometers

Length of men’s speed skating events: 500, 1,000, 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters

Length of women’s speed skating events: 500, 1,000, 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 meters

Vertical rise of men’s downhill run: 854 meters (2,802 feet)

Elevation at top of men’s downhill run: 2,391 meters (7,844 feet)

Elevation at base area of men’s downhill run 1,537 meters (5,042 feet)

Feet in a meter: 3.3

Miles in a kilometer: 0.62

Koreas arguing over Summer Games: 2

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