2014 Winter Olympics

Critiquing the 'Green' Credentials of the Sochi Olympics

Back in 2009, Olympic officials were claiming that the Sochi Winter Games would be the "greenest" games ever. But besides a large carbon offset, the Olympics' sustainability efforts have been underwhelming.

February 10, 2014 - The Guardian

Friday Funny: Flex Your Way to a Free Subway Ride

As Russia prepares to welcome to world to the 2014 Winter Olympics, subway riders in Moscow are being treated to a free trip. The only caveat: You'll need to complete 30 squats to earn your ticket.

November 15, 2013 - CBS News

Next Olympic Host Becomes Pawn for Putin's Ambitions

It will cost more than $50 billion to transform the "once sleepy" Black Sea resort of Sochi into the "sleek host" of the 2014 Winter Olympics, writes David M. Herszenhorn. The most expensive games ever is a pet project of President Vladimir V. Putin.

February 8, 2013 - The New York Times

Resort Planned in Russian Nature Preserve

Environmentalists in Russia are fuming over plans to construct a resort in the middle of a nature preserve near the 2014 Winter Olympics host city of Sochi.

February 8, 2010 - Der Spiegel

Slow Progress on Russian Olympics Site

Sochi, Russia, is set to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. But work on the site has hardly begun, according to this report from The Moscow Times.

May 19, 2009 - The Moscow Times

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