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2014 Winter Olympics countdown

SOCHI, RUSSIA (WAVE) – The openingceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia is one year away: February6, 2014.

With the clock ticking down, the siteof the future games remains an ongoing construction site.

"The is the biggest construction sitein the world, with 70,000 workmen working 24 hours a day," said DmitryChernyshenko, President and CEO of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee.

At first glance, Sochi, which is onthe shores of the Black Sea, doesn't appear to be an ideal spot for the WinterOlympics. It's actually a summer seaside resort. But its mountains are brimmingwith snow.

Organizers say the Olympic Park willbe the most compact winter games park ever, and the jewel in the crown will bethe Bolshoi Ice Palace, home to ice hockey, Russia's national sport.

The 2014 Winter Olympics will airexclusively on WAVE 3 and the networks of NBC. Click here for NBC's 2014 WinterOlympics website.

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