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How Sochi Stacks Up to Past Olympics Host Cities

As the Sochi Winter Olympics begins, people are making comparisons between the Russian venue and the host cities that have come before it. This year's games in Sochi disprove any notion that the Winter Olympics lacks the pomp of the Summer Olympics. Medal counts aside, each successive host city works to make its games bigger, its torch relays longer and its total cost greater than the games before. Well, maybe not the latter so much, but Sochi's estimated $51 billion price tag sure makes it seem that way. See also:...

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Published By: Mashable - Friday, 7 February, 2014