The Rio Olympic Games are well underway. Ever wonder how much it costs to host, produce and air The Olympics? Forbes.com tells us. Here’s a look at The Olympics by the numbers:
$4.6 Billion: Base cost of Rio 2016 Games.
51%: Current cost overrun for Rio Games.
$11 Billion+: Projected final estimated cost of the Rio Games (with some estimates running up to $20 billion).
$9 Billion+: Projected revenue from the games.
$2 Billion: The deficit created by the above two, for those doing the math.
11: Worldwide sponsors
20: Number of times Coca-Cola has been a sponsor, the longest continuous partner of the Olympic games (since 1928).
28: U.S. sponsors
1,000: Number of cameras Olympic Broadcasting Services will use.
7,000: Hours of high definition coverage provided by OBS.
12: Number of Rights Holding Broadcasters offering a Virtual Reality experience to their viewers, a first for the Olympics. With a compatible headset viewers will get a 360-degree look into the Games. NBC is provided VR coverage to authenticated U.S. users of compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
$4.4 Billion: Amount NBC paid for the broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2020.
$0: Amount NBC made on the 2012 Summer Games in London. [Correction: Comcast tells FORBES the event was a break even proposition for the media company. Previously, we reported it was a loss.]
$7.65 Billion: Amount NBC paid for the broadcast rights from 2021 to 2032.