Sochi, Russia...You're Officially On The Clock

There's a strong possibility the first time you ever heard of Sochi was during the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.  Well you're going to hear a lot more about it in the future when it hosts the 2014 games.  Expect to see Mother Russia pull out all the stops to improve on their medal-winning performance (or lackthereof) by then.

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So what do we know about Sochi?

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  • It's a resort town 900 miles south of Moscow bordering The Black Sea.
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  • Expect to see former No. 1-ranked tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov lighting some sort of torch, that's his hometown.
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  • The World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace are already protesting Sochi over claims that they are destroying animal habitats to make room for the Olympic Game needs.  Luge > Animals.
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  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will be there.  Try not to make eye contact.  Even through the TV.  Just in case.
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Of course, there's plenty of time before we get to 2014 and have to worry about all of this.  That is, as one Tweeter noted, if we even get there:

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Why are there Winter Olympics even scheduled for 2014? Doesn't the world end in 2012?

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