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I think somewhere in the Urals would have been better too.

By the way, the Swedish sports minister this week said that Sochi should never have been awarded the games.


Krasnoyarsk, who will host the winter universiade currently has light snow and -30 degrees.

Sochi has rain and 4 degrees...

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I think somewhere in the Urals would have been better too.

By the way, the Swedish sports minister this week said that Sochi should never have been awarded the games.

Krasnoyarsk, who will host the winter universiade currently has light snow and -30 degrees.

Sochi has rain and 4 degrees...

The coastal area of Sochi has rain and 4 degrees. The mountain ski resort within the city boundaries has lots and lots of snow. See the separate "Weather in Sochi" thread:

http://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/23521-weather-in-sochi/

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Not news, but this pretty quickly shows what we're dealing with. The big blue circle is how much Sochi cost....

Woah, Now, I know this is off topic, but quick question:

Why did Nagano cost so much? I wasn't alive at the time you see... so naturally I'm curious.

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Woah, Now, I know this is off topic, but quick question:

Why did Nagano cost so much? I wasn't alive at the time you see... so naturally I'm curious.

The estimate in that graphic is, by quite some distance, the highest I've ever seen for Nagano. Admittedly, the OCOG brought it on themselves somewhat, when they burned their financial records, but 14.6 billion Euros would probably have to include the entire cost of the 120km high-speed railway from Nagano to Takasaki (plus additional station capacity at Tokyo), which seems rather unfair.

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Woah, Now, I know this is off topic, but quick question:

Why did Nagano cost so much? I wasn't alive at the time you see... so naturally I'm curious.

I was alive but I was travelling in Shanghai during Nagano WOG. I found archives of local news paper of Nagano. I hope to answer in a couple of days ;) . Now please go back to topic.

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This is even worse then the Delhi India 2010 Commonwealth Games at least with India they built thing just in time for the games and accommodation for the media is world class, The Sochi planners is making Suresh Kalmadi look like a saint Sochi Russia will be the Delhi India of the Olympics and Paralympics Games.

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