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A visitor is on the phone in front of the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2012, during a press trip at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. The Games will be the biggest international event hosted by Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union but it faces the challenge of building much of the facilities from scratch in Sochi city and the surrounding mountains. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics which will start on February 7, 2014. PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

Looking ahead to Sochi 2014

With the London 2012 Games over, the IOC prepares for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.