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Jamaica's two-man bobsled pilot Winston Watts sped down the track during an unofficial progressive training session at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 6. The team's delayed equipment arrived in Sochi today, allowing them to get in their first two practice runs. They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin. He charmed and strong-armed his way to hosting the games at a summer beach resort that he envisioned as a winter paradise. He stared down terrorist threats and worldwide wrath at a scarcely veiled campaign against gays. He has shrugged off critiques that construction of the most costly games in Olympic history was both shoddy and corrupt. The countdown to the 22nd Winter Olympic Games is well and truly underway, with just a few days to go until Sochi 2014. Athletes will be going for gold in 98 events, ranging from skeleton bob to biathlon, across 15 sports at 10 different competitive venues. The opening ceremony at the purpose-built Fisht Olympic Stadium will take place on February 7. Sixteen days of competition will ensue culminating in the closing ceremony, which will bring the curtain down on proceedings before attention turns to the Winter Games of 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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