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Sochi Passes Torch to PyeongChang in Transition to Next Winter Olympics

The cities of Sochi, Russia and PyeongChang, South Korea are no strangers to each other.   Both fought closely to host the 2014 Winter Olympics nearly seven years ago. The Russian resort town took the victory but supporters of the Korean city remained persistent. Eventually, PyeongChang beat out Munich in a bid to hold the 2018 winter games.   Georgetown Professor Victor Cha said PyeongChang’s strategic emphasis on how the Olympic bid could help Korean relations may have been a...

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