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Cost-conscious Putin inspects Sochi venues

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Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned officials against cost overruns Wednesday as he inspected venues for the Winter Olympic Games that will kick off in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a year's time. 

Vladimir Putin visits the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Sochi today. The Russian President cautioned officials against cost overruns Wednesday as he inspected venues for the Winter Olympic Games that will kick off in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a year's time.

The sports-mad Kremlin chief -- pivotal in bringing the Games to the palm-lined summer resort in 2007 against strong odds -- enquired whether the project was running within the budget while touring facilities with his most trusted Olympic advisers.

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