The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place from 6 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana.
98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines will be held.
As of October 2013, the estimated cost of the 2014 Winter Olympics had topped US$51 billion. This total, if borne out, would be over four times the initial budget of $12 billion (compared to the $8 billion spent for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver), and would make the Sochi games the most expensive Olympics in history, exceeding the estimated $44 billion cost of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Two winter olympic medal projections by country are in agreement on who they think the top four countries will be.
5-10 are in general agreement but not in the order and there are variations in the amount of medals.
Infostradasports has a projection of the Sochi Winter Olympics medals by Country
Sports Myriad also has a medal projection.
Sports Myriad has a posting discussing each sport and the non-Olympic events which suggest likely performance.
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