How much did the 1988 Calgary Olympics cost?

Held at a price of C$829 million, the Calgary Olympics cost more to stage than any previous Games, summer or winter. The high cost was anticipated, as organizers were aware at the outset of their bid that most facilities would have to be constructed.

Did the Calgary Olympics make money?

The highest recorded total cost was the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, costing approximately US$55 billion. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games experienced the biggest net loss recorded at approximately US$2 billion.


Host City Calgary Winter Olympics
Year 1988
Total Costs CDN$899,000,000
Profit/Loss CDN$32,000,000

What is a 1988 Calgary Olympic coin worth?

Calgary Olympic Coins, 1988

Description Mintage Price
Olympic Torch 1987 $100 Gold Coin 145,175 500.00
Olympic Torch 1987 $100 Gold Coin, No Edge Lettering Incl. Above 3,000.00
Empty 10 or 11 Coin Case 20.00
Complete 10-Coin Silver Set in Case 475.00

How much did each Olympics cost?

On a per-event basis, the price tag is also high. The average cost per event at the Summer Games is $22.4 million; $39.2 million for Winter.

Do Olympians get paid?

However, most Olympic medal winners do receive a cash reward from their home Olympic committee. The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee pays members of Team USA $37,500 for each gold medal they win, $22,500 for every silver, and $15,000 for a bronze.

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Why were the Sochi Olympics so expensive?

Investments in the Sochi Games were subject to a substantial amount of corruption and fraud, pushing the price tag higher. One report claimed that between $25 billion and $30 billion of the Olympic investment fund had been embezzled.

What is the value of Canadian silver dollars?

Intrinsic Coin Value Based on Current Silver Price

Coin: Silver Melt Value: Silver Content (Troy Ounces):
Canadian Silver Dollars:
1920-1936 George V – 80% Silver Dollar $14.239 0.60006
1937-1952 George VI – 80% Silver Dollar $14.239 0.60006
1953-1967 Elizabeth II – 80% Silver Dollar $14.239 0.60006

How much does it cost a country to host the Olympics?

Local organizers have disputed that total — though they admitted in December 2019 that costs had risen to $12.6 billion. But competing estimates from a national audit board and national newspapers contend it could be nearly $30 billion.

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