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Neighbors Growing Together | Feb 24, 2018

Olympics by the numbers

By Justin Webster | Feb 07, 2018

• $13 Billion is the estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, 4x less than the record-setting 2014 Sochi Games.

• $19.6 Million was spent on cybersecurity and X-ray screening for the PyeongChang Games.

• $4,683 is the average price of a week-long trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics.

• 242 athletes on the U.S. team - a record for any country in the Winter Olympics.

• 169 Russian athletes received a special exemption to compete after Russia was banned from the 2018 Olympics due to a doping scandal.

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