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Sochi Winter Games deemed most expensive Olympic Games in history
The most expensive Olympic game in history is will officially kick off in Russia today.
The opening ceremony begins at 11:14am our time but won't air until 7 tonight.
Sochi will welcome about 29-hundred athletes.
But with a cost of around 50-million-dollars, the BBC is reporting the cost of these games is more than the combined total of all other Olympic Winter Games to date.
Canada, Norway and the US are considered the likeliest candidates to top the Sochi medal table.
The build-up has been overshadowed by security fears, human rights concerns and delays to preparations.