In light of the winter Olympics happening on Feb. 6 I have decided to shed some light on Sochi and some of the Olympic events.
The “Krasnaya Polyana” (Mountain Cluster) overlooking Sochi will host to the Olympics outdoor events like skiing and snowboarding. These mountains are where according to Zeus, chained Prometheus as punishment for stealing fire from the gods to give to humankind.
Many Greek mythologists also believe Sochi is where Odysseus encountered the cyclops
The city of Sochi itself is known for its warm climates. Although the mountains surrounding are covered in snow Sochi is known for its subtropical climate and warm beaches. Its beaches were popularized by Stalin who used it as a popular vacation spot.
With recent terrorist events happening within Sochi many people are boycotting. It is for this reason that as of January 22 there are 300,000 seats still available for opening ceremonies and other events. However, if its national security that bothers you Sochi planners have made it so that you can arrange to never be alone.
In the U.S., NBC will be providing more than 1,539 hours worth of coverage of the events. It is about 64 days worth of Winter Olympics, which is a lot of coverage considering the Sochi Games will take place over a 17-day period.