Winter Olympics
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  • A picture shot through a window shows the Olympic stadium for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park in Adler

    A picture shot through the window of a house that has to be torn down as it is within the perimeters of the Olympic Park shows the Olympic stadium for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park in Adler, near Sochi February 18, 2013. Although many complexes and venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi mostly resemble building sites that are still under construction, there is nothing to suggest any concern over readiness. Construction will be completed by August 2013 according to organizers. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opens on February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT SPORT OLYMPICS) - RTR3DYR7

  • Amy Williams

    Amy Williams won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 22: Chinese farmer An Jinlu walks with his mule on January 22, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23: A Chinese ski instructor gives a lesson to young skiers at the newly built Thaiwoo Ski Resort ,which will host events of the 2022 Olympics, on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23:Chinese skiers get off a bus in sub-zero temperatures at the Genting-Yunding ski area,which will host events of the 2022 Olympics, on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23: Chinese farmer An jing kai, 52 years, who is mute, sits in his aging farmhouse on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23:Canadian ski instructor Omer Dagan of Whistler-Blackcomb teaches Chinese ski instructors at the newly built Thaiwoo Ski Resort ,which will host events of the 2022 Olympics, on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23: Chinese skiers are seen at the Genting-Yunding ski area, which will host some Olympic events in 2022, on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23: Chinese businessman and owner of the newly built Thaiwoo Ski Resort Qi Hong,second from left,which will host events of the 2022 Olympics, looks at the development plans for the resort with Jean-Marc Farini, right, of Compagnie des Alpes, and other advisors on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

  • Villagers Hope Olympics Will Bring Development

    CHONGLI, CHINA - JANUARY 23: A Chinese skier stands in windy sub-zero weather at the Genting-Yunding ski area,which will host events of the 2022 Olympics, on January 23, 2016 in Chongli district, Hebei province, China. While Beijing is the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics, several events will be staged in the Chongli district of Hebei province, over 100 miles from the Chinese capital. Locals are hopeful the Games will transform the largely rural area of basic housing and small farms as organizers pledge to spend at least $1.5 billion U.S. to build venues and other infrastructure. Critics worry that forced development will negatively impact the region and the environment, pointing to the rampant construction ordered in Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics. In winning the bid, Beijing becomes the first city to secure both a Winter and Summer Games. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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