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Russia counts 500 days to Sochi Winter Olympics

Updated: September 25, 2012, 11:06 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russia celebrated the 500-day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Tuesday with a series of nationwide events and the launch of a new slogan -- "Hot. Cool. Yours."

Sochi organizing committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko said infrastructure in the Black Sea resort is 70 percent complete and preparations are on schedule for Russia's first Winter Games.

"Sochi will be the showcase for Russia for the world to see," he told The Associated Press.

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