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Olympic Numbers

Olympic Numbers - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Useless Olympic Facts

How far do ski jumpers jump? How salty is Salt Lake City? Kidzworld has the answers and even more useless information to prepare you for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

185 Miles Per Hour - Maximum speed at which skeleton racers fly down the course at. These sleds have no brakes and no steering wheel. The only way to stop is to run out of slope or crash into something.

1394 Feet - Distance Olympic ski jumpers will fly after launching themselves off the big Olympic ski jump.

12,400 - Number of athletes participating at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

14.9 Billion Tons - Amount of salt in the Great Salt Lake - the body of water which Salt Lake City is named after. That's enough salt to flavor all the popcorn and french fries that have ever been eaten by all the athletes to ever compete in the Winter Olympics.

111,500 - The number of people running in the Olympic Torch Relay to Salt Lake City. The run started in Atlanta on December 4th and finishes on February 8th in Salt Lake City.

142 Pounds - Weight of the rock used in curling. In case you were wondering, curling is that weird game where a player rolls a rock along the ice and other guys on the team sweep a broom around the rock to make it move faster.

13 - Number of Mascots for the 2002 Winter Games. The official mascots are Copper (a coyote), Powder (a hare) and Coal (a bear.)

1500 Inches - Average annual snow fall in the mountains around Salt Lake City.

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