Come February 6, athletes from all over the world will descend upon Sochi, Russia, to compete in the 2014 Winter Games. And I, like millions of other viewers, will be riveted to the TV screen watching skiing, figure skating, curling, and more. If history is any indication, I’ll also be shedding a tear or two when I get overwhelmed by the incredible triumphs that are playing out before me. But there’s still a few days to go – so to hold us all over until then, here are five things you may not know about the Winter Games this year.

5 Facts About the 2014 Sochi Winter Games

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February 1, 2014

USA! USA! The winter games in Sochi, Russia, are just 75 days away. Which means it’s time to brush up on your current events. Because no one wants to be the person at the party who says, “What’s Sochi?”

Not. Good.

So, first things first, click here. Now, on to the real conversation starters.

2014 Winter GamesFrom our own Lindsey Vonn, returning to the slopes post–knee injury, to Norway’s Marit Bjørgen, who has 24 victories in World Cup cross-country sprinting, CTV’s rundown covers everything you need to know to survive a ten-minute mingle.

And, go.

Visit CTV News for the full article.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 24, 2013