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Why Are The Sochi Olympics The Most Expensive In History? Vice Explores The Real Cost (VIDEO)

Even before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, records were falling in Sochi.<p>The Games will be the most expensive in history, projected to come in at a whopping 50 billion dollars -– 4 times more than Russian President Vladimir Putin’s original proposed price. To put the astronomical spending …

A 28-Mile Road in Sochi Could Have Been Paved with Caviar -- And It Would Have Been Cheaper

Or foie gras. Or Louis Vuitton handbags. Or $100 bills. Here's what that would look like in real life.<p><b>In July 2007, Vladimir Putin pledged</b> to spend $12 billion on the Olympic games in Sochi. Over time, it was discovered somewhere around $6.8 billion of that proposed money was going to go to one …

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I Am in Sochi and It Is Amazing

Granted, all of this goodness came from corruption. But it's incredible corruption.<p><b>SOCHI, Russia — I checked into my dacha</b> late last night. It hugs the Caucasus Mountains a mere five kilometers from Polyana Krasnaya or "The Mountain Cluster" of these Olympic Games. And I realized, as I set my …

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Most News Organizations Are Using Security Contractors to Help Keep Their Teams Safe in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics underway, the governments of several countries (including the U.S.) have battened down the hatches in case of violence, …

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sochi but Were Too Distracted by Toilet Photos to Ask

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the news about the Winter Olympic Games, you prob­ably think So­chi is a pothole-rid­den vil­lage with no clean wa­ter or …