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Sochi Olympic organizers prepare for a rainy — and sunny — day
Sochi Olympic organizers prepare for a rainy — and sunny — day

SOCHI, Russia — The sun shines brightly as a gentle breeze rustles palm trees along the shore. The forecast calls for a mostly clear sky with mild temperatures through the week. Welcome to the Winter Olympics. The 2014 Sochi Games will take place 1,000 miles south of Moscow, at a Black Sea resort that qualifies as one of only a few Russian cities with a subtropical climate. If that seems less than hibernal, the organizers insist they can stage a successful competition no matter what kind of weather there is over the next month. Their "Guaranteed Snow" program involves millions of dollars in meteorological and snow-making technology. Just to be sure, they have also...

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