Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 opening ceremony

Fireworks explode over Fisht Olympic Stadium at the Fireworks explode over Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 7, 2014. Photo Credit: AP

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Mere months ago, most people outside of Russia probably had never heard of Sochi.

How quickly that has changed.

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Now, all eyes are on the small resort town, as the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics bring the pomp and circumstance before the games begin.

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