We’ve just closed in on the one-year mark until the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The hosts have announced the opening date of February 7, 2014. Sochi has a population of about 400,000 and should host a great Olympic games. They beat out Salzburg, Austria and PyeongChange, Republic of Korea for their bid to host the games.
We should see a lot of athletes on Team USA competing for medals. Mikaela Shriffin should give top dog Lindsey Vonn a run for her money on the alpine skiing course. Shaun White will also be competing for gold in snowboarding in his return to the games. Some other big players for Team USA include Max Aaron (men’s figure skating), Heather Richardson (women’s speedskating), Lolo Jones (women’s bobsledding), and Ashley Wagner (women’s figure skating).
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