Paralympic Games
If you're game for Sochi, the clock's winding down

If you don't already have a running start, your own Sochi Olympics bid will probably fall short. Though ticket sales will continue indefinitely, CoSport, the Games' authorized U.S. ticket seller, expects to stop peddling lodging-and-ticket packages in mid-December. Moreover, American visitors must apply for a Russian visa, which can take weeks to obtain. Russian visa info is available at Advice from the State Department on Sochi travel: Here's a quick overview of airfare, lodging and Olympic tickets: Airfare: Flying between LAX and Sochi requires at least one stop (often Moscow) and typically takes more than 20 hours....