As Team Canada revs up for the Winter Games, National Geographic provides a glimpse inside Sochi
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 3:03 PM -
The 2014 Sochi Winter Games are about to put Canada -- and Russia -- on the world stage.
Social media (and traditional media for that matter) have been abuzz as Team Canada gets ready for the competition, which kicks off in about a week.
In the meantime, National Geographic has created a photo essay of Sochi as it prepares for its time in the spotlight.
The images are incredible and provide a rarely-seen glimpse into the country, and they're worth checking out.
The Sochi games have cost Russia at least $50 billion, making this year's Winter Games the most expensive ever.
Meanwhile, Canadian pride is reaching a fever pitch.
Here's a glimpse into what Canadians have been talking about: