SOCHI by the numbers
98: Gold medals to be awarded.
37: Medals won by Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics (9 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze), the most total medals won by a nation at a single Winter Olympics.
22: The height, in feet, of the Olympic halfpipe walls. Halfpipe skiing is making its Olympic debut in Sochi.
15: The age of American Tara Lipinski when she won the gold medal in 1998 in womens figure skating, becoming the youngest individual Olympic champion at the Winter Games.
12: Olympic events making their debut in Sochi: figure-skating team event; snowboarding mens and womens slopestyle and parallel special slalom; mens and womens slopestyle and halfpipe (freestyle skiing); womens ski-jumping, normal hill; biathlon mixed relay; luge team relay.
10: Countries that will participate in the figure-skating team event.
8: Medals won by Apolo Ohno, the short-track speedskating reporter for NBC. Ohno is the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian ever.
3: Americans Shaun White (snowboarding halfpipe), Shani Davis (speedskating 1,000 meters) and Seth Wescott (snowboard cross) are pursuing their third consecutive individual Olympic gold medal in Sochi.
1: Number of times Russia has hosted the Winter Games.