If all you know about Sochi is that it's the host city for the upcoming Olympics, then take note, because there's a lot to learn about the Russian Riviera hotspot. The 2014 Winter Games kick off on Feb. 7, so we're getting into the sporty spirit with a closer look at all things Sochi. Rich with history and beautiful beaches, it's a go-to vacation spot that's making headlines now that it's in the international spotlight. Eleven brand-new arenas have been built for this year's OIympic events both in Sochi and in the nearby city of Adler, with athletes from across the globe gathering along Russia's coastline to compete. As the Winter Olympics countdown continues, get excited for the 2014 storylines to look out for during the Games, and keep reading to learn about Sochi's history, culture, and more.
Get to Know Sochi Ahead of the Winter Games
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