Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

The Winter Olympics have now come and gone and it was every bit as boring as it usually is. The Winter Olympics seem to just be about 100 different ways to see who can go the fastest on ice. The only sports I looked forward to were hockey and curling. The US had a very disappointing hockey performance and the US curling team is terrible too, but watching the matches was still entertaining.

The cost of building Sochi Olympic Park was an estimated $8.7 billion and the total cost of the Olympics was about $51 billion dollars. Now, with all the athletes and media leaving the area, the 40,000 hotel rooms, multiple ski resorts, and 700 sports grounds are left without am adequate amount of people to keep them profitable. The Russian public is expected to have to cover 90% of the total cost of the Olympics.

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