DID YOU
KNOW??
The 2014 Sochi Winter Games are set to be the most expensive Olympics
in history, with a cost now estimated to be near $51...
A total of 88 countries
(more than ever before)
will be represented, including
first timers Paraguay
and Zimbabwe.
Source:...
Twelve winter sports events (three mixed
events, four men’s events and five women’s
events) will make their debuts in Soch...
Since 1972, each games must have its own mascots that reflect the host
country and symbolizes the values of the Games.
Thi...
The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the second games held in Russia, but only the
first attended by the U.S.
USA boycotted th...
The biggest countries will be sending more athletes
than ever. The United States will send 230
athletes, while Russia will...
Shani Davis and Shaun White, two of the most well-known Olympians, are
going for a three-peat, something no American has e...
U.S. athletes will be wearing blue mittens
with “Go USA” on them as part of a
marketing program to help support U.S.
Olymp...
Give Credit Where Credit is Due…
Photo Credits

Compiled by:
Jen Cohen Crompton
@JenCoCrompton

http://populous.com/http:/...
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  • Fun Facts About the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

    1. DID YOU KNOW??
    2. The 2014 Sochi Winter Games are set to be the most expensive Olympics in history, with a cost now estimated to be near $51 billion. Source: Xfinity.comcast.net
    3. A total of 88 countries (more than ever before) will be represented, including first timers Paraguay and Zimbabwe. Source: Okmagazine.com
    4. Twelve winter sports events (three mixed events, four men’s events and five women’s events) will make their debuts in Sochi. Source: Olympic.org
    5. Since 1972, each games must have its own mascots that reflect the host country and symbolizes the values of the Games. This year’s mascots are the polar bear, hare, and leopard. They were chosen from more than 24,000 sketches submitted and makes it the first time the mascots have been selected by an entire nation. Source: Today.com
    6. The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the second games held in Russia, but only the first attended by the U.S. USA boycotted the 1980 games in protest of the invasion of Afghanistan. Source: xfinity.comcast.net
    7. The biggest countries will be sending more athletes than ever. The United States will send 230 athletes, while Russia will have 225, and Canada will have 220. The next closest is Switzerland, at a mere 168.
    8. Shani Davis and Shaun White, two of the most well-known Olympians, are going for a three-peat, something no American has ever done. Source: Bleacherreport.com
    9. U.S. athletes will be wearing blue mittens with “Go USA” on them as part of a marketing program to help support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes Source: Teamusa.org
    10. Give Credit Where Credit is Due… Photo Credits Compiled by: Jen Cohen Crompton @JenCoCrompton http://populous.com/http://www.newagemusicworld.com/ http://www.olympic.org/ http://cdn3.coresites.mpora.com/skiunion/wpcontent/uploads/2011/04/winterolympics2014sochi-lrg.jpg http://img2-1.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/01/28/sochi-mascots_612x380.jpg http://populous.com/ http://www.aslatravelgroup.com/ http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/ http://www.teamusa.org/ http://www.section303.com/wpcontent/uploads/USA-flag-paintbrush-banner.jpg http://www.aei-ideas.org/

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