This week, in lieu of a Week in Numbers, I give you NBC’s 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics by Numbers.
My favorite numbers of the bunch?
- $25,000 – The amount each Olympic athlete is given by the USOC for a gold medal.
- 44 – The number countries with apparel deals with Nike at the Olympics, there are 204 countries participating in total.
- 0 – How much Michael Phelps will pay to eat pizza at Pizza Hut for the next year (all because he broke Spitz’s single-Games gold medal count record, I had no idea he did that)