A general view of the newly built railway station in Adler, a district in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on October 28, 2013. With a race against the clock to complete building works, threats of militant attacks and a controversy over an anti-gay law, Russia faces an unprecedented challenge to defeat its sceptics and hold a successful Sochi Winter Olympics in 100 days time. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP/Getty Images)
The 2012 London Olympics were the most watched event in TV history. Nielsen ratings reported 219.4 million Americans tuned in for the Summer Olympic games last year. The fervor is starting 100 days out from the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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There are still a lot of questions about the Russian Olympics:
Will protests over the Russian stance on gays take center stage?
Will the half-finished hotels, roads, and venues finish in time?
Will this week's suicide bomb influence security?
Will the weather cooperate?
The venue manager, Andrey Markov, is making promises: "We can guarentee there will be snow," he said, despite this week's balmy weather. Vast repositories of snow have been gathered across the mountain venues.
Atlanta fans will have a taste of the Olympics without the trip to Russia. This week, the USOC announced Atlanta is on its road to Sochi tour. The interactive sports event will set up at Atlantic Station January 25th & 26th. Visitors will be able to test their skills with a curling strip and a hockey slap shot test. They can pose for photos in some Olympic-theme venues and test out a cross-country ski course.