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Sunday, 10 February, 2002, 02:33 GMT
The scale of Salt Lake's Games
By BBC Sport Online's Alex Gubbay in Salt Lake City
The summer Olympics are said to be three times bigger than the winter equivalent.
But I just cannot believe that as I walk around the streets and venues at these Games in Salt Lake City.
For me, the sheer scale of any Olympics-related operation here is absolutely overwhelming.
In the build-up, figures and soundbites about security dominated the headlines, not least US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's claim that there are more troops in Salt Lake City than there are in Afghanistan.
But now the Games are under way, take a look at some other interesting facts and figures which illustrate just how much goes into making the 17-day spectacle actually happen.
Staging the Olympics in Salt Lake City:
36,000 gallons of soup.
And here's one final figure to wow you with:
Depending on how excited or nervous athletes and officials get during the next two weeks or so, it is estimated 5,778,000 feet of toilet tissue will be used - which if rolled out would run the length of Utah three times over!
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