Sochi Winter Olympics

Radio Made in Michigan
2:07 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Ann Arbor is home to nation's only ringette team

The Narwhal bench looks on as their teammates work to protect the net.
Emanuele Berry

With the Winter Olympics kicking off, many are looking forward to watching speed skating, skiing, and even the oddball darling: curling. But there’s one winter sport that won't be played in Sochi. In fact, it's difficult to find a game to watch anywhere in the U.S.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:57 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Why host an Olympic Games?

The Sochi International Airport in Russia.
Credit Flickr - rapidtravelchai

The opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics will be held tomorrow, but some events begin today. Global competition to host the Olympic Games can be fierce, so what motivates officials to seek the Olympics? What have past host cities gotten out of all of the work and expense?

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