So, What And Where Is Sochi, Anyway?

With a controversial Winter Olympics six months away, let's get to know the host city.

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Sochi's population of 343,334 is about the same as Honolulu, Hawaii.

Both cities are coastal resort areas as well. Sochi is located on the Black Sea, and Honolulu is obviously on the Pacific Ocean. Can you guess which is which?

Sochi has a humid, sub-tropical climate, which is comparable to this area of the U.S.

Sochi's average temperature during the day in the winter is a mild 52 degrees, and in the summer it averages out at 75 degrees.

(The gold medals in seven events will actually include parts of the metor that struck Chelyabinsk in February.)

These events are the men’s 1,500-meter speedskating, the women’s 1,000 and men’s 1,500 short track, the women’s cross-country skiing relay, the men’s K-125 ski jump, the women’s super giant slalom and the men’s skeleton.