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4 Intriguing facts about the 2014 Sochi Olympics

4 intriguing facts about the 2014 Sochi Olympics
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics might only be four weeks away, but the Olympic fans are still learning about what the upcoming Winter Games will bring. There is so much to learn about the location of the Winter Olympics and the sports that are expected to capture the world during the games.

Here are four intriguing facts that will give any Olympics viewer a reason to get involved in finding out more about the upcoming major sporting event. Or at least watch the Olympics Opening Ceremonies!

89 Competitions with 1300 medals

The Winter Olympics will offer a total of 89 events in seven different sports, including 12 new events that will make their Olympic debut. In total, with the gold, silver and bronze medals being handed out for the Olympics and Paralympics. Apparently 1,300 medals were made for the Olympics and will be awarded during the Winter Games.

BMW Bobsleds?

The bobsleds that will be seen on the courses are BMWs! The BMW of North America has built six two-person bobsleds for Team USA in the Sochi Olympics. The automaker has been helping the team with an aerodynamic prototypes since 2011.

Lugers are expected to reach 87 miles per hour

Olympic bobsleigh and skeleton are looking to be the fastest and some of the most dangerous of the competitions. The lugers can reach speeds of 87 MPH and give viewers a rush as they speed by.

70,000 gallons of Borscht (beet soup) will be eaten at the Winter Games

During the games expect to see a few red tongues as 70,000 gallons of Borscht are expected to be prepared and served during the Winter Games. Don't know Borscht? Well give it a try as it's a delicious beet soup that can be served hot or cold.

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