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Check out where the athletes will be staying, in style, at Sochi

Jay Busbee
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View of the Olympic Village in the Coastal Cluster of Sochi.
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View of the Olympic Village in the Coastal Cluster of Sochi.

If you're an athlete at the Sochi Games, Russia's cost overruns and dramatic overspending aren't going to seem like such a bad thing. The Olympics' official Twitter feed has been posting some photos of athletes' accommodations during the Sochi Games, and they're sweet, to say the least.

Don't be fooled by the palm trees and reflecting pool; those shots above are indeed for a Winter Games. As for the athletes' space pictured below: lot bigger than your first apartment, isn't it?

 

Here's the dining hall where the athletes will convene in the "Coastal Village":

And here's where the media will be writing up reports from Sochi:

Not bad, not bad at all. As long as you don't have to think about how this is all being paid for, it seems like a sweet deal. Still time to buy your tickets!

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