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Sochi, Russia awarded 2014 Olympic Winter Games
CNN (excerpt) ^ | July 4, 2007

Posted on 07/04/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT by HAL9000

Breaking News - The city of Sochi, Russia, is awarded the 2014 Olympic Winter Games beating Salzburg, Austria and Pyeongchong, South Korea.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 2014; olympics; russia; sochi; sochi2014

1 posted on 07/04/2007 4:30:40 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Just glad its nowhere in NYS :)


2 posted on 07/04/2007 4:31:28 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

...it’s....


3 posted on 07/04/2007 4:31:40 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: HAL9000
Sochi (Russian: Сочи) is a Russian resort city, situated in Krasnodar Krai near the southern Russian border. It is located among the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains overlooking the shores of the Black Sea. At 147 km, Greater Sochi is claimed to be the longest city in Europe.[1] As of the 2002 Census, it had a population of 328,809, down from 336,514 recorded in the 1989 Census.
4 posted on 07/04/2007 4:33:31 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: HAL9000

How to win at the Russian Winter Olympics: Dig in and wait until Spring.


5 posted on 07/04/2007 4:39:13 PM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: Petronski
Looks kinda nice....

Online guide to Sochi

6 posted on 07/04/2007 4:39:58 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: HAL9000
Wikipedia - Sochi
7 posted on 07/04/2007 4:42:07 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

How to guarantee that nobody watches the Winter Olympics: put it in a city nobody has ever heard of or cares about, and in a time zone far, far, away from the U.S.


8 posted on 07/04/2007 4:43:18 PM PDT by GnL
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To: mewzilla

9 posted on 07/04/2007 4:44:48 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: Petronski

That’s a decent logo, too! :)


10 posted on 07/04/2007 4:45:59 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: GnL

They are currently nine hours ahead of EDT.


11 posted on 07/04/2007 4:46:13 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: HAL9000

Right up near to IslamoNazi hotbeds. The Russkies need to seriously prepare for terrorist disruptions, in my opinion. Solchi is too convenient and too tempting a target for the Islamists to pass up.


12 posted on 07/04/2007 4:47:35 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: HAL9000

Any Russian athletes that lose will get an all expense paid vacation at a Gulag of Komrad Vlad’s choosing.


13 posted on 07/04/2007 4:52:38 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: HAL9000
I'm totally happy that Russia is getting the winter games.

This should keep Putin Inc. quiet till 2014 while they busy themselves building ski runs rather than baiting the U.S.

It's a good idea to let the the commie powerhouses like Russia and China throw a party once in a while to which the whole world is invited. It actually gives the free world a little stick (like boycotts) to keep the hosts somewhat on the straight and narrow for a while while we attend to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and other troublesome areas.

Leni

14 posted on 07/04/2007 4:57:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: GnL

I dunno. I believe the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway was one of the most successful of all time.


15 posted on 07/04/2007 5:02:59 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Petronski
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
16 posted on 07/04/2007 5:04:05 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: HAL9000

Cool. Sochi’s a scenic city, and it has a nice ski resort.

http://www.kraspol.ru/


17 posted on 07/04/2007 5:05:08 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Senators suck...the ones in Washington and on Ottawa's NHL team)
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To: GnL

How to guarantee that nobody watches the Winter Olympics: put it in a city nobody has ever heard of or cares about, and in a time zone far, far, away from the U.S.

I've heard of Sochi, though I can't say I care about it. And there are Olympic followers across the pond in Europe too, and Russia isn't in a time zone too far away from them.

18 posted on 07/04/2007 5:09:14 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Senators suck...the ones in Washington and on Ottawa's NHL team)
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To: GnL

You must have been rooting for one of these two thriving metropolis Salzburg, Austria or Pyeongchong, South Korea.

I don’t think that they are on CDT either.


19 posted on 07/04/2007 5:17:24 PM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: GnL
put it in a city nobody has ever heard of or cares about, and in a time zone far, far, away from the U.S.

Like Pyeongchong, South Korea ever had a chance. LOL

But was Lillehammer in Norway ever a household name? They put on a pretty good show as I recall.

Besides, people who really care about the Giant Slalom and the Luge won’t care much about silly things like time zones dude.

And after her Gold metal win in Women’s Figure skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olypimpics, Maryland, USA’s own Kimmie Meissner will be poised to win her second Gold at Sochi in 2014! That should bring in some viewers.
20 posted on 07/04/2007 5:27:38 PM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: stm

Victory or he/she/it dies!???

Any particular he/she/it?


21 posted on 07/04/2007 5:48:18 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Occam's razor. It doesn't work 100% of the time, but 99%+ is not too shabby.)
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To: GnL

Interesting perspective. What % of viewers in the world are from America? When I watch the Olympics I don’t watch based on where the event is held. I am happy for Russia.


22 posted on 07/04/2007 7:13:23 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Caramelgal

Uhm, Korea only lost by a few votes. It’s clear you don’t know what you are talking about.


23 posted on 07/04/2007 7:17:04 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Cheburashka

Ignore idiots like stm.


24 posted on 07/04/2007 7:17:50 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Petronski

Better logo than London.


26 posted on 07/04/2007 8:14:53 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Better anywhere than Heathrow.


27 posted on 07/04/2007 8:32:35 PM PDT by Petronski (Cottonmouth Trinity Jericho)
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To: Caramelgal
people who really care about the Giant Slalom and the Luge won’t care much about silly things like time zones dude.

Hey, I like the Luge, reminds me of my childhood snow sledding, often with similar results!

28 posted on 07/04/2007 8:59:27 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (A person who does not want the best for America)
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To: HAL9000

Will the Russian mafia be able to buy them some more medals?


29 posted on 07/05/2007 3:08:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: GnL
At least Sochi is easier to spell than Pyeongchang:)
30 posted on 07/05/2007 6:27:52 PM PDT by tetuhe1898
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