Thursday, February 13, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia

Yesterday we mentioned one of the more unusual sports at the Winter Olympics.

So, continuing these thoughts about the Olympics

today let's see some pictures of Sochi, Russia where the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are being held.

Sochi is located on the Black Sea

and though Sochi is located in an area with reallllllly high snow capped mountains, it is actually somewhat tropical.

Doubtless you have seen occasional views on TV of Palm Trees as you watch these games.

In order to give us the 'big picture' of the area, NASA has provided several satellite images.

We thought you would be interested.

And as a bonus, we will also see NASA images of many of the previous Olympic sites. 

So, HERE'S THE LINK to images of Sochi and other Olympic sites from space