Analysts estimate the cost of the Sochi Winter Olympics to be $50 billion and counting, with soaring costs attributed in part to high-priced security, the erection of 11 new venues, and Putin awarding outsized construction contracts to his business buddies. What do you think?


“At least now everyone feels safe.”

Doug Dooley • Certified Residential Appraiser

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“Well, they’re definitely going to have to go through with it now.”

Raoul Menzies • Photo Retoucher

“You can’t put a price on a child’s smile.”

Krista Geddeis • Retail Strategist