The 2016 Rio Olympics By The Numbers

Rio Olympics 2016 Facts
The 2016 Rio Olympics began on Aug. 5.
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Aug. 5: Official opening ceremony.

Aug. 4: NBC will air an Olympics preview story.

270 million: Number of TV viewers expected to watch NBC’s coverage.

$1 billion: The amount of advertising revenue NBC has already reached.

160,000: Zika cases recorded in Brazil so far.

Up to $40 million: Amount Nike was rumored to pay for its Olympic sponsorship deal.

21 and counting: Prominent athletes who have pulled out of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Not all have cited Zika as a factor.

7.5 million: Tickets available for purchase to the 2016 Rio Games.

206: Nations participating.

306: Events in 28 sports.

10,500: Athletes expected to participate.

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