Sochi’s operations budget breaks $1.5 billion while Salzburg’s is the smallest at $965 million. In all three cities, information systems are a major item in the budget. Pyeongchang:
Biggest items: information systems, 13 percent; other, 13 percent; and workforce, 13 percent. Salzburg:
Biggest items: information systems, 16 percent; sports venue operation, 15 percent; and workforce, 14 percent. Sochi:
Biggest items: games workforce, 18 percent; other, 17 percent; and information systems, 10 percent. Throughout June, Around the Rings presents By the Book, detailing side-by-side comparisons of each city competing for the 2014 Olympic Games.
By the Book is based on information from the bid books of the 2014 bid cities.
The IOC votes on the 2014 Olympic city on July 4.
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