Olympics: The City

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Image: Danilo Sanino/123RF.COM

We've been talking about the Sochi Olympics for several weeks now. It's about time we learn something about the host city.

We've been talking about the Sochi Olympics for several weeks now. It's about time we learn something about the host city — the subtropical resort capital of Russia that surprised everybody by becoming the Olympic capital as well. Click on the play button and you'll get a quick overview of what Sochi is about.

 

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vocab

 столица [stah-LEE-tsah] — capital

город [GOH-rud] — city

море [MOH-ryeh] — sea

Чёрное море [CHYOR-nah-yeh MOH-ryeh] — Black Sea

туризм [too-REEZM] — tourism

Красная Поляна [KRAHS-nah-yah pah-LYAH-nah] — Krasnaya Polyana, lit. Red Meadow

 

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