CNNSI.com Statitudes Statitudes

  Posted: Friday February 08, 2002 2:19 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 13, 2002 8:55 AM

0 --Gold medals won by the Canadian hockey team since 1952. Canada won six golds and one silver from 1920-52; three silvers and two bronzes since. U.S. Hockey
Chris Chelios (left), Mike Modano (center) and Bill Guerin couldn't lead the United States to a medal in 1998.Brian Bahr/Allsport
1 -- Americans who have won medals in the Summer and Winter Games. Eddie Eagan won a boxing gold in 1920 and a bobsled gold in 1932. Two other Olympians -- Norway's Jacob Tullin (ski jumping, yachting) and East Germany's Christa Luding-Rothenburger (speed skating, cycling) -- won medals in both Games as well.
3 -- Consecutive gold medals won by Georg Hackl of Germany in singles luge. Another gold in 2002 would make him the first Winter Olympian to win four straight golds in the same event.
4 -- The U.S. hockey team's highest finish since winning the gold in 1980. The United States lost the bronze-medal game 6-1 to Czechoslavakia in 1992.
11 -- Medals won by the U.S. team in 1952, when there were only 22 events.
13 -- The most medals won by the U.S. team at a Winter Olympics, accomplished twice (1994, '98).
14 -- Consecutive Winter Olympics in which the United States has won at least one figure skating medal.
15 -- Medals won by Canada in the 1998 Nagano Games, two more than the United States. It was the first time Canada topped the United States in the overall medal standings.
16 -- Age of the youngest U.S. Olympian this year -- Lyndsay Wall of the women's hockey team. The oldest American is curler Joni Cotten, 48. The youngest athlete at the Games is Ganbat Jargalanchuluun, a 15-year-old Mongolian luger.
29 -- The record for most medals won in a Winter Games, shared by Germany (1998) and the Soviet Union (1988). Norway set the record for most medals won by a host country with 26 in 1994.
49 -- Medals won the United States in long-track speedskating, its most in any sport. Figure skating is second with 39.
78 -- Events at the 2002 Games, twice the number of the 1980 Lake Placid Games. Ten events have been added since 1998.
160 -- Countries televising the 2002 Games, which will be broadcast in 50 languages.
236 -- Medals won by Norway at the Winter Games -- the most by any nation. The Soviet Union is second with 194 from 1956-88, and the United States is third with 157.
294 -- Athletes who participated in the first Winter Games in 1924, representing 16 nations. The 2002 Games will have about 2,500 athletes from 80 nations.
375.5 -- Hours of television coverage NBC has planned for the 2002 Games, with 168.5 on NBC and 207 on its two cable networks, CNBC and MSNBC.
861 -- Olympic medals made by Salt Lake City's O.C. Tanner Co. -- 477 for winning athletes, 240 more in case of ties and 144 for the International Olympic Committee archives.
$885 -- Cost of a ticket for Salt Lake's opening and closing ceremonies.
2,900 -- The vertical drop, in feet, for the men's downhill and Super G races at Snowbasin Ski Area.
3,715 -- Urine tests done at the Winter Olympics since 1968. There have been five positive tests that resulted in sanctions, and none since 1988.
5,882 -- Altitude, in feet, of Soldier Hollow, the site of the cross-country skiing events. It is about 15 feet below the maximum altitude allowed in Olympic cross-country competitions.
$25,000 -- Bonus given by the U.S. Olympic Committee to any American gold medalist. Silver medalists will receive bonuses of $15,000 and bronze winners will get $10,000. That is an increase from the $15,000-$10,000-$7,500 stipends awarded in the 1998 Games.

 


 
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