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  • IOC Winter Olympic Program Commission Report: Curling


    07/21/07

     
    The International Olympic Committee has released its report on the Winter Sports from the Turin Olympics. The report, prepared by the IOC Program Commission and IOC Sports Department, is a compilation of information on the seven sports of the Winter Games, including data on the popularity and cost of staging competitions. Here is information from the report on curling:

    Federation: World Curling Federation

    Number of Olympic Events: 2
     
    Year introduced to Olympic Games: Men’s – 1924; Women’s – 1998

    Number of Member Federations:
    44

    Tickets Sold in 2006 Turin Olympics: 42,267 (76.6% of total available curling tickets)

    Television Coverage:
    - Average number of viewer hours per day of competition for 2006 Olympics: 35,072,517
    - Average number of prime-time viewer hours per day of competition for 2006 Olympics: 6,026,189

    Published Articles from 1/27/06 – 3/12/06: 563 (5% of total articles about the Winter Olympics, based on a private marketing study used by the IOC)
     
    Sport Page Visits on IOC Website during 2006 Olympics: 193,284 (14% of total views)

    Gender in Sport:
    - Percentage of national federations which took part in Turin qualifying events: Men – 81.8%; Women – 72.7%
    - Federation’s Governing Body (7 members): Men – 6; Women – 1

    Athletes’ Commission: No
     
    Number of Doping Tests in 2005: 8 (no anti-doping violations)

    Revenues (2002-2005):

    - From Olympics: 73.5%
    - Marketing & Broadcasting: 19.7%

    Costs (as assessed by IOC experts; no benchmark figures are available):
    - Venue: Low
    - Technology: Fairly High
    - Technology complexity: Medium
    - TV Production: $228,507 per day of competition

    Click here to access the full report at the IOC website.

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