The Tokyo Olympics came to a close on Sunday and so we thought we’d bring you some statistics from the games.
Here are some quick stats for your next trivia night:
- The official price tag for the Tokyo Olympics was $15 billion+, which a University of Oxford study says is the most expensive on record.
- In the two years between April 2017 and March 2019, 100 percent of the metals required to manufacture the approximately 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals were extracted from small electronic devices contributed by people from all over Japan. The medals were handed out across 50 games and 33 different sports at the games.
- Over 11,000 athletes competed at 42 venues in Tokyo. At least 182 publicly out gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and nonbinary athletes were in Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games, more than triple the number who participated at the 2016 Rio Games.
- After 17 days of competition at the Tokyo Olympics, the United States finished with the most medals (113) won overall and the most gold medals, with its 39 golds just barely beating out China, which won 38.
- 17 world records were broken in Tokyo.
- With forty-six states and the District of Columbia represented, Team USA sent 613 athletes to Tokyo with California (126), Florida (51), Colorado (34) and Texas (31) leading the way. The 2020 roster included 329 women and 284 men, marking the third straight Olympic Games with more women on the U.S. roster.
For more stats from the Summer Olympics, check out:
Buchholz, K. (August 9, 2021). Size Matters: The Unsung Champions of the Tokyo Olympics [Digital image]. Retrieved August 10, 2021, from https://www-statista-com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/chart/25494/olympic-medals-pe...