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The Olympic Games by numbers

    18 – number of days of competition – Aug. 6-7 and 9-24. 302 – medal events 10,708 – athletes taking part 21,600 – media accredited to the Games 2,924 – judges and referees 70,000 – Olympic Games volunteers 91,000 – seats in the “Bird’s Nest” stadium 31 – venues in Beijing 6 – venues outside Beijing (Hong Kong, Qingdao, Tianjin, Shenyang, Shanghai, Qinhuangdao) 7,000,000 – tickets sold 5,000 yuan – ticket for opening ceremony ($661.4) 30 yuan – ticket for softball preliminaries ($3.97) 137,000 km – distance covered by pre-Games torch relay 24.9 Celsius – average temperature in Beijing in August 159.7 mm – average rainfall in Beijing in August

Reuters is putting out a ton of stats and factbox material as well as scores of stories per day. If you haven’t already, please check out our Olympics Website here.

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 0837 GMT on August 8.

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