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  • IOC Winter Olympic Program Commission Report: Luge


    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 luge.

    Federation: International Luge Federation

    Number of Olympic Events: 3
    Year introduced to Olympic Games: 1964
    Number of Member Federations: 50
    Tickets Sold at 2006 Turin Olympics: 11,646 (35.5% of total available luge tickets)

    Television Coverage:

    - Average number of viewer hours per day of competition for 2006 Olympics: 25,743,389
    - Average number of prime-time viewer hours per day of competition for 2006 Olympics: 7,434,085

    Published Articles from 1/27/06 – 3/12/06: 242 (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: 104,330 (8% of total views)

    Gender in Sport:
    - Percentage of national federations which took part in Turin qualifying events: Men – 58%; Women – 46%
    - Federation’s Governing Body (16 members): Men – 14; Women – 2

    Athletes’ Commission: Yes

    Number of Doping Tests in 2005: 58 (no anti-doping violations)

    Revenues (2002-2005):

    - From Olympics: 51.1%
    - Marketing & Broadcasting: 27.5%

    Costs (as assessed by IOC experts; no benchmark figures are available):
    - Venue: High
    - Technology: Fairly High
    - Technology complexity: Medium
    - TV Production: $302,892 per day of competition

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

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