The 2014 Winter Olympic games will be held in Sochi, which, oddly enough, is Russia's leading summer vacation destination. The Black Sea resort in the heart of the Russian Riviera beat out Austria's Salzburg and Korea's PyongChang to host the games -- the first Winter Olympics ever to be held in Russia (Moscow hosted the Summer Olympics in 1980). Sochi's new Olympic Park will be the main venue for the ice skating events; skiing and sliding events will take place in the nearby Krasnaya Polyana Mountains.
The first modern Olympic games kicked off in Athens, Greece in 1896, with some 200 participants from 14 countries. Over 10,000 athletes from more than 200 nations will compete in this year's winter games. Worldwide, some 3.5 billion viewers are expected to tune in!
The highly anticipated opening ceremony, which will feature more than 2,000 performers, will be telecast on February 7. It's a great time to invite some friends over to enjoy the pageantry.
From setting up an après-ski bar, a coffee or hot chocolate bar to featuring a feast using the foods and drinks of Sochi, no matter what you do, it's a great occasion to get creative and go for gold! This latest Creative Entertaining video suggests some fun ideas to add to the fun.
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