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One has not been made yet as far as I can tell, from the discussion it needs one. Below is a video posted by Sochi 2014 and it explains the cities legacy. Is it more or does Sochi seem like a city that has it's sights set on the Summer Games? Seems like it from the video below.

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The games don't even started and you're talking about white elephants? As far as we can tell, the Adler district is busy at least until 2018 with the World Cup and F1. And saying Sochi can barely handle the Winter Olympics at the cost of 50 billion? Sorry, but this is too silly to take into account. Sounds as if you guys are desperate to see Sochi failing because of the political state of Russia and won't ever admit it even if everything rolls smoothly.

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I fully expect the 2014 Games to run very smoothly. The Russians will make that happen. But come on...the Games were forced up on them by the man in Moscow. At around 350,000 people, it's a sub-tropical summer resort city with a population around the size of Halifax, Nova Scotia or Bakersfield, California or Canberra, Australia that now suddenly has a cluster of expensive, large and very fancy sporting venues. Do any of those other cities have such a massive need for those kind of venues? Is the culture of Sochi so that they will be attracting big sporting and concert activities in the future after years and years of never having that? And to top it all off, they're all located in a cluster some 30 km from the centre of Sochi and just 1 or 2 km from the border of a not always so friendly neighbour. If Montreal's Big O is a white elephant with 20+ years of hosting the MLB Expos and CFL Allouettes in a city of 3 million and with not one but two Metro stations attached to the stadium only 10 kms from the city centre, then what will the future hold for Sochi's venues?

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And this is why they revealed their legacy plan: three arenas will be transfered elsewhere, one will be converted to a cycling venue, and Fisht and Bolshoy will remain at the park. Sochi has roughly the same population size as '98 host Nagano and it's a summer (and now winter) resort town probably with a string of yearly tourist trap events. We can only wait and see if the idea work although the olympic stadium is maybe too big for the city.

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it's a summer (and now winter) resort town probably with a string of yearly tourist trap events. We can only wait and see if the idea work although the olympic stadium is maybe too big for the city.

Yes, I think the summer-and-winter factor will be the key. As I've noted before, the location is about as far south as you can get in Russia, and the Black Sea has always been tremendously popular for holidays. They now have great transport links and masses of new accommodation; sports facilities and a theme park are icing on the cake. If they can get regular football into the stadium, that will be a bonus!

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