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Sochi by the Numbers

FlipKey presents S SOCHI by the numbers TIME Russia blasted the Sochi Olympic torch into space. (19 HOURS it takes to manufacture one of the Olympic medals awarded in Sochi. (2) RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS who took the [unlit] torch outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk on November 9, 2013. (29 * moscow RUSSIA DAYS the Olympic flame traveled to get to Sochi * sochi KILOMETERS the Olympic flame traveled to get to Sochi PERCENTAGE of Russia's population that got a chance to see the torch. SECRET PALACES allegedly owned by Vladimir Putin on the coast of the Black Sea 13,000 CREDENTIALED PRESS MEMBERS, meaning that every athlete in the games could have two members of the media assigned exclusively to them, with 1,000 in reserve. WARSHIPS the US has stationed in the Black Sea ready to evacuate all US citizens from the area. THE COST OF SOCHI, BY THE NUMBERS Things you can do with $51,000,000,000 PRO SPORTS Buy all 62 teams in the NBA & MLB [$41.3 Billion]. 100K RARE WINE ALL OTHER WINTER OLYMPICS, COMBINED: $44 BILLION BUY 100,000 TEN CARAT DIAMOND RINGS, [S500,000/ea) Drink a bottle of 1787 Ch√Ęteau Lafite [S156,450], with breakfast, lunch, and dinner-every single day for 298 years. SOCHI OLYMPICS: $51 BILLION FLIPKEY www.flipkey.com / 1-877-FLIPKEY by otripadvisor Sources: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-olympic-terrorist-search-sets-nerves-jangling-despite-putin-assurances-of-safety" 2014/01/21/cObd2ala-82cb-1le3-bbe5-6a2a314le3a9_story.html http://www.rfert.c http://theweek.com/article/index/255173/the-many-many-problems-of-the-sochi-olympics http://rt.com/sport/sochi-winter-olympics-games-591/ http://www.buzzfeed.com/erikmalinowski/sochi-will-be-the-most-expensive-olympics-ever-winter-or-sum http://ampp3d.mirror.co.uk/2014/02/01/sochi-cost-more-than-every-other-winter-olympics-put-together/ erl.org/content/sochi-statistics-olympics-spending-russia/25244191.html

Sochi by the Numbers

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The infamous Sochi Olympics had seven years to plan. All that planning, all that money ($51B!), and all the Russian pomp created amazing statistics about these Games that make you drop your jaw in amazement.

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