2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: 10 amazing facts in one infographic

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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are just over a week away, and the excitement is building.  Alex Hillsberg of Finances Online dived into the numbers and statistics regarding the Olympics to find some of the most interesting facts about the games.

Some of the facts include:

  • What do BMW and Winter Olympics have in common?
  • ​Which athlete holds the most Winter Olympic gold medals so far?
  • How much money are Russian athletes promised to get for gold?
  • Which Sochi event will allow women to compete for the first time?

The most interesting part of the infographic might be regarding the weather. If you are unfamiliar with Russian geography, you might not know where Sochi is on a map, it is on the Black Sea just north of Georgia and across from Turkey. According to the Finances Online, it is known as the “Russian Riviera” and a subtropical resort where the weather rarely drops below 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 Fahrenheit).

Here it is:


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  • Michael Johnson

    Great infographic. I guess the story which struck me from all of these is the Ski Jump competition wherein women are finally allowed to join. It’s inspiring yet at the same time quite ironic considering the games will be held in Russia. We all know just how discriminating and jaded they can be specially when it comes to gay rights. Wentworth Miller felt it was so important to stand up for this outrageous belief that he actually outed himself just for it. But then again, they’re practically holding a Winter Olympics in what’s supposedly Russia’s Riviera, so the irony never stops.