With a price tag of $50 billion, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are the most expensive Olympics ever. And it has become obvious that most of the money was not spent as efficiently as it should have been.
Many of the hotels that were built in preparation of Olympics visitors weren’t ready for occupation at the start of the events, one of the ski jumps was incorrectly constructed, the Olympic rings malfunctioned at the opening ceremony. There’s even a Twitter account -- @SochiProblems -- that’s tracking all of the things going wrong at the Sochi Olympics.
Here’s a by-the-numbers rundown of the Sochi Olympics, in an infographic by sportsmanagementdegreehub.com:
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