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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

Matt Lauer reports for the NBC TODAY Show in the Rosa Khutor Mountain Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Matt Lauer To Replace Bob Costas On Olympic Coverage

NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is headed to the sidelines because of his eye infections.

02/11/2014

Bradley Wilson of the United States competes in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Temperatures in Sochi Warm Enough to be Summer Olympics

With temperatures rising on the Black Sea coast, the Sochi Olympics are starting to feel more like the Summer Games.

02/10/2014

US gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg poses with his medal on the podium of the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle event of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 8, 2014 at the Sochi medals plaza.  (Credit: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Kotsenburg Uses A New Trick To Take 1st Gold

Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises.

02/08/2014

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Google Makes Olympic-Sized Statement Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

With the Olympics getting underway, Google quietly but vibrantly added its voice to the chorus of companies speaking out against Russia’s law restricting gay-rights.

02/07/2014

Though beautiful, scientists warn conditions around the mountains near Sochi are just right for deadly avalanches. (Getty Images)

Sochi Mountain Range Has Caused Some Of The Deadliest Avalanches In Recent History

It’s unique combination of jagged peaks, rocky slopes and proximity to the Black Sea have caused some of the deadliest avalanches in the past 10 years.

02/06/2014

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2014 Sochi Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in Sochi, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before.

02/05/2014

The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday that there is a “high degree of probability” of an explosion during the Sochi Olympic games.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Believe Russia Hosting Winter Games Is Bad Idea

A new poll shows that, when asked, most Americans said they felt the decision to allow Russia to host the 2014 Winter Olympics was a bad one.

02/05/2014

Security personnel walk in the Olympic Park in the Coastal Cluster on Jan. 9, 2014 in Alder, Russia. (credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Researchers: Global Warming May Make Most Cities Too Warm For Winter Games

Climate researchers have learned that global warming could threaten the potential for most cities to reasonably host the Winter Olympics in the future due to unfavorable weather conditions.

01/27/2014

The USA Team celebrates their 4-3 victory over Russia in the semi-final of the Ice Hockey competition of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. (credit: Steve Powell/Getty Images)

NHL Player Tells Dad Who Played For ‘Miracle On Ice’ Team To Skip Olympics

One of the charms of the Olympics is seeing and hearing the family members of the athletes cheering from the seats and waving the national flags after traveling around the world to get there.

01/24/2014

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