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10 Tweetable Facts about the Sochi Olympics

tweetable-facts-sochi-banner The 2014 Winter Olympics are quickly approaching! We are excited to see how the most expensive games (at $51 billion) will go and cheer on the over 2,500 athletes participating. To get you in the conversation, we’ve compiled some interesting facts and figures about the upcoming games and made them easily tweetable. The following are ten share-worthy stats about the upcoming Sochi Olympics: 1. The 2014 U.S. Olympic Team consists of 230 members - including 13 Olympic champions. [Tweet It!] 2. Sochi Olympics will be under tight security; requiring more than 37,000 security personnel. [Tweet It!] 3. It’s expected that 70,000 gallons of borscht (beet soup) will be prepared and served at the Winter Olympics. [Tweet It!] city-of-dallas-small 4. Over 25,000 people will volunteer at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. [Tweet It!] 5. Sochi is the warmest city to ever host the Winter Olympics. [Tweet It!] 6. Shaun White has a trick named “Tomahawk” from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. [Tweet It!] 7. Items prohibited from coming into Sochi include: bicycles, vuvuzelas, & televisions. [Tweet It!] Learn how tight security and regulations at the Sochi Olympics are making logistics complicated. 8. The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the 2nd time the games are hosted by Russia (Soviet Union). [Tweet It!] 9. Each Winter Olympics’ medal weighs between 460 and 531 grams and takes 18 hours to produce. [Tweet It!] 10. Attendees will pay up to $14,000 per night for a five-star hotel and up to $50,000 for a ticket to the opening ceremony. [Tweet It!] For more in-depth information about the Sochi Olympics, be sure to check out our 4-part blog series! Sochi Olympics Security & Regulations Will Complicate Logistics Managing Assets for the Most Expensive Olympic Event to Date We’ve Hired 37,000 Security Contractors for the Sochi Olympics, Now What?