Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony Tonight
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are set to begin tonight with the Opening Ceremonies at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. NBC has the broadcast rights to the Olympic Games again this year and the opening ceremonies will be broadcast at 6 p.m. tonight. Numbers are everything during the Olympic Games but the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its Rio 2016 "Olympics By the Numbers" report. The report shows the amount of money spent on the unique issues surrounding this Olympiad.
This report includes fun facts and stats about the Rio Games as well as the economics of the extravaganza. You can find a few highlights below.
- $11.5B – Estimated cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- 85K – Security personnel will work the Rio Games – more than twice as many as the 2012 London Olympics.
- 26K – Cases of Zika were reported in Rio in the first three months of 2016.
- 32 Tons – Of dead fish will be removed from the rowing and canoeing lagoon before the water-based activities take place.
- 16 Years: Age of the youngest members of Team USA, gymnast Laurie Hernandez and hurdler Sydney McLaughlin - both from New Jersey