From running times to golf scores to soccer points, there are plenty of numbers to keep track of during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The games start Aug. 5 with the opening ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium and will continue for 17 days during which 27 sports and 306 medal events will be contested. More than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries around the world will participate in the games — all hoping to bring home a medal and earn their place in history.
Want more Olympic stats? Check out this list of numbers you need to know:
It's a first
It's the first time any South American country will host the Olympic Games.
2 sports making a comeback: Golf and rugby
Golf was last played at the Olympics in 1904. Rugby was last played at the Summer Games in 1924.
16: Age of the youngest member of Team USA, Kanak Jha
Jha turned 16 on June 19, 2000.
22: The number of medals won by Michael Phelps, including 18 gold
He has the most Olympic medals of any athlete from any nation in Olympic history. Will he increase his count at this year's games?
27: Height difference between Team USA's shortest athlete and its tallest
Gymnast Simone Biles is 4 feet 8 inches and basketball players Demarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan are 6 feet 11 inches. Biles recently posted a tweet of her standing next to volleyball player David Lee, who is 6 feet 8 inches.
size difference in olympians doesn't matter, depending on what sport you do 😉 6'8" & 4'8" pic.twitter.com/xiU9zIBXJH— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 2, 2016
52: Age of the oldest athlete on team USA
Phillip Dutton will be competing in his sixth Olympics in Rio, making him only the ninth person in U.S. history to do so.
292: Number of women representing Team USA this year
That's the most at any games in Olympic history.
555: Number of athletes representing Team USA
Team USA is comprised of 189 returning Olympians, including three six-time Olympians, seven five-time Olympians, 17 four-time Olympians, 50 three-time Olympians and 112 two-time Olympians. (Photo: lazyllama/Shutterstock)
That's the cost in U.S. dollars for one ticket to the opening ceremonies on Aug. 5 — as of this writing.
Calories burned by cyclists during the Olympic road race event. (That's the equivalent of about eight Big Macs.)
Number of people around the world expected to watch the Rio Games.
Estimated cost of hosting the event this year in Rio.