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.â†µ
So what do we know about Sochi?
- It's a resort town 900 miles south of Moscow bordering The Black Sea. â†µ
- Expect to see former No. 1-ranked tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov lighting some sort of torch, that's his hometown. â†µ
- 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.
- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will be there. Try not to make eye contact. Even through the TV. Just in case.
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:â†µ
Why are there Winter Olympics even scheduled for 2014? Doesn't the world end in 2012?â†µ