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42 Amazing Facts You Need To Know Before Watching The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The opening ceremony is right around the corner and chances are there is a lot you didn't know about Sochi or the Winter Olympics. Here are 42 facts you need to know.

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17. The total cost of the infrastructure and the organization of competitions coming to around $ 40 billion. This makes the future of the event the most expensive in the history of the Olympics.

29. German ski jumper Gianina Ernst is the youngest athlete competing in Sochi. She turned 15 on Dec. 31. If born a few hours later, she would not have been eligible for the Olympics.

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