Fun Facts About the Winter Games

Posted on 31st Jan, 2018 by Barbara Davidson

Every four years the worldwide view of snow changes. Instead of being seen as a part of the morning news forecast, that fluffy white powder becomes a platform for some of the greatest athletes to perform their remarkable skill. Athletes from roughly 90 countries will participate in the 2018 sporting extravaganza.1 Lasting 17 days, featuring 7 sports, 15 disciplines and spanning over 100 events, the Winter Games are something everyone is sure to watch, cheering on their country.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about this international athletic spectacle!


The Cost of the Games


Way Back When…



Calamity at the Games


Mountains of Medals


By the Numbers



1Leonhardt , M. (November 9, 2017). Winter Olympics 2018 ticket prices and costs: What to know. Retrieved January 17, 2018, from

2McCarthy, N. (August 4, 2016). The massive cost of hosting the Olympic Games. Retrieved January 17, 2018, from

3Klein, C. (February 18, 2014). 10 things you may not know about the Winter Olympics. Retrieved January 17, 2018, from

4Wikipedia. (17 January 2018). Winter Olympic Games. Retrieved 17 January 2018, from

About Barbara Davidson

Babs is Lead Content Strategist and financial guru. She loves exploring fresh ways to save more and enjoy life on a budget! When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge-watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos!