SBJ/February 4 - 10, 2002/Special Report

Building the games

The following shows how the Salt Lake Organizing Committee's construction spending for this year's Olympics compares with the spending at other recent Winter Games, and how those costs compare to each organizing group's total budget for the Games. The totals for the 2002 and 1994 Games do not include construction paid for by public and private sources. Construction spending for the 1998 Games came entirely from the organizing committee, with no outside contributions.
Host city (year)
Olympic committee
construction spending
Olympic committee budget
Salt Lake City (2002)
$220 million
$1.27 billion
Nagano, Japan (1998)
$693 million
$1.14 billion
Lillehammer, Norway (1994)
$240 million
$1.0 billion

Sources: IOC, U.S. General Accounting Office

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