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Reuters
6/14
Team Russia
232 – Members of the Russian Olympic team in Sochi. It is the largest winter team ever assembled by any country. The host country traditionally marches last in the Opening Ceremony. Flag-bearer Alexander Zubkov leads his country's contingent.
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Reuters
7/14
Warm Reception
3,500 – Approximate number of athletes and team officials who marched in the Parade of Nations, including Jamaica's flag-bearer and bobsledder Marvin Dixon. With his only teammate Winston Watts, Dixon received a warm reception from the crowd in Sochi.
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Reuters
8/14
Performers
2,999 – Performers in the Opening Ceremony show. They were selected from more than 10,000 who auditioned. The youngest performer to audition was 5; the oldest 67. Performers appear next to the Russian flag during the Opening Ceremony.
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Getty Images
9/14
Diversity
180 – Ethnic groups that make up Russia’s diverse population. The opening ceremony showcased Russia’s cultural diversity.
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USA Today
10/14
Safety Pins
19,000 – Safety pins used to fasten identification bibs during auditions. If pinned end to end, they would span the length of 23 buses. Here, performers during the Natasha Rostova's First Ball segment of the Opening Ceremony.
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