I'm in England right now and unable to avoid the omnipresent Olympic Games frenzy. I skipped the opening ceremony, but the hype and the saturation coverage got me thinking about the 2014 Winter Olympics due to take place in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
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Russia's decision to put forward Sochi as a candidate host city for the Winter Olympics had many folk here scratching their heads in bewilderment. After all, the city is better known for its sunshine, pebble beaches and sea than ski slopes and hip snowboarders. But President Putin, who presented Russia's bid, cleared that apparent mystery up for everyone shortly before the city was awarded the Games.
"Sochi is a unique place. On the seashore, you can enjoy a fine spring day, but ...