Rio Olympics 2016 in numbers; Over 10,000 athletes in action

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1: More than 10,000 athletes will be seen in action during the Rio Olympics 2016 from August 5 to 21 in Brazil.

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Amidst doping controversies, the Zika virus and other issues in the country, the Games are officially set to be declared open on August 5 in Maracana.

Rio Olympics 2016 in numbers

Here are all the numbers about the Rio Olympics

1 - Brazil is hosting the Olympics for the first time. It is also the first-ever Games in South America

10,900 athletes

2,102 medals to be awarded to athletes

2,488 medals have been produced - 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.

306 events

206 countries

119 athletes from India

141 - most medals in one discipline (athletics) of which 47 are gold

37 venues

28 sports

R$40 (Brazilian Real) (US $12.30) (Rs 820.37) - starting price of a ticket

R$4,600 (Brazilian Real) (US $1,414.76) (Rs 94,342.97) - highest price of a ticket

Note: Exchange rates as on August 1, 2016

42 disciplines

19 days of action

7.5 million tickets for approximately 700 sessions

3.8 million of tickets cost less than $70 each

Olympics venues

Deodoro, Maracana, Barra, Copacabana

Football cities

Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador, Sao Paulo

Official slogan

"A New World"

Opening Ceremony

August 5

Closing Ceremony

August 21

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