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Slideshow: Sochi Prepares for the Winter Olympics

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This view from the Olympic Sports Park in Adler shows the Caucasus Mountains in the distance. (Photo: Julia Barton)

Now that the Super Bowl is over, sports fans may be looking forward to March Madness — or to the Olympics in London this summer.

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But this week, the spotlight's on Sochi, the Russian city that will host the next winter Olympics in two years.

Wednesday was the first time athletes were allowed to train on the Olympic downhill skiing course in Sochi.

Reporter Julia Barton says many Russians are hoping the 2014 Winter Games will make Sochi a must-see international destination.

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