- Rio hotel room prices have jumped from an average of £67 ($97) to £196 ($283.80) a night (191.7% increase), with only 14% of official hotel rooms left available (as of April 27, 2016).
- The International Olympic Committee expects approximately 3.6 billion global viewers of this year's games, of whom more than three billion will be using additional 'second-screen' devices while watching the games -- that's the entire population of China, India and United States combined.
- In total, about 7.5 million tickets for the Rio games will be on sale. So far, 60% have been sold (as of April 2016). There have been long-held concerns over slow ticket sales for Rio. An unstable political environment, lagging economy and worries over the Zika virus are likely to contribute to lower ticket sales. But organisers point out that historically Brazilians tend to leave ticket purchases until the last minute.
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