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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics venues

An Austrian athlete, reflected in a puddle of rain, competes in a men's training race at the Sanki Sliding Center during the Luge World Cup, in Krasnaya Polyana, some 60 kilometers (37 miles, File) east of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics venues

Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games next month, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

The Black Sea resort is a vast construction site sprawling for nearly 25 miles along the coast and up into the mountains. For Russia and its leadership, the 2014 Sochi Games is a point of national pride.

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