Sochi 2014 Statistics

26 February 2014 20:20
Sochi 2014
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The International Olympic Committee released its final facts and figures surrounding the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and they are nothing less than impressive, and in several cases, record setting:

The Athletes

  • A record 2,876 accredited athletes, more than 40 per cent ladies
  • Medals won by athletes from 26 countries
  • Ole Elnar Bjoerndalen of Norway became most decorated winter Olympian with 13 medals
  • 12 new events, including men’s and ladies’ ski and snowboard slopestyle, halfpipe; and ladies’ ski jumping
  • 61 competitors from Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games
  • 244 individual competitors and 11 teams helped by Olympic Solidarity, earning seven gold medals, two silver, six individual and one team bronze

The Olympic Venues

  • More than 1.1 million tickets sold
  • Olympic Park visitors at times in excess of 100,000 per day
  • More than 1.3 million athletes, spectators and other participants transported efficiently

The Broadcast Audience

  • Record worldwide Olympic Winter Games coverage on television and on digital platforms – cumulative total of more than 88,000 hours
  • Potential audience of 4.1 billion worldwide 

The Digital Audience

  • Record global engagement for the Olympic Winter Games on the IOC’s website, Olympic.org — nearly 12 million visits to the site
  • More web visitors in the first two days of Sochi 2014 than during the entire Vancouver 2010 Games  

The Sochi Legacy

  • New world-class sports venues for use by elite and grassroots athletes
  • Restores Russia’s ability to host international winter sports championships
  • Sochi transformed from regional summer resort to year-round destination for skiers as well as summer sport devotees
  • New road and rail links
  • New sewage treatment facilities, electric power plants and gas pipelines