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Sochi Olympics: The American prospective

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Sochi, Russia is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to the 2010 census the city of Sochi had a population of 343,334. Sochi is Russia’s largest resort city. Of all the places, Sochi’s climate is warm to hot in the summers and mild winters. The Mother Nature is not cooperating with regards to snow in the Russian city, Atlanta, Chicago or New York could have hosted the Winter Olympics this year. Atlanta has had unseasonable low temperatures not to mention snow and below freezing temperatures. Records show that Sochi will also host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is Russia’s first opportunity to host the Winter Olympic Games and hosting the Paralympic Games.

Russia is noted for a federal law that has been approved in Russia in June 2013 that bans ‘homosexual propaganda to minors.’ Russia wants to protect their young people from this kind of behavior. www.olympic.org/. The biggest problem in Sochi at this moment is snow and more snow is needed for the success of the games. Presently, the United States and Russia are tied with 18 total medals. The schedule of the Winter Olympics is February 7, 2014 through February 23, 2014. Many days left for the United States to take the lead in metal totals and especially the gold medals.

Facts about the 2014 Winter Olympics to date

Since 1988 the U.S. At this point is facing their worst Winter Olympics.

The Netherlands are leading in speed skating and they have metals to show it than other nations combined.

The Dutch are winning with a very small delegation.

The Sochi Olympics will be the most global Winter Games in history.

Right now the country of Germany leads in the gold. If it continues they could make history.

Gold is a country’s best friend. Poland has won more gold medals than they have in previous Winter Olympics combined.

Russia is pushing for a strong second week to make history at the Winter Games.

The 2016 games will be in Rio. Welcome to the Winter Olympics.

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sochi

http://ftw.usatoday.com

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