January 30, 2014 | 11534 views
Skiing, skating and curling — all in Nassau County
Sports fans across the globe will soon turn their eyes to Sochi, Russia, where the XXII Winter Olympic Games will be contested from Feb. 7 to 23. According to the International Olympic Committee, more than 2,500 skiers, skaters, sliders and snowboarders — and don’t forget those crowd favorites, the curlers — from 80 nations will push themselves to their limits in pursuit of Olympic glory.
This year’s Games are expected be the costliest in history –– Russia has spent more than $50 billion to prepare Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea, for what promises to be a memorable display of athletic prowess and national pride.
A 35-acre county park offering cross-country skiing, sledding and tobogganing.
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