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Russia saves up snow to ensure white Olympics

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Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions. 

General view of the snow-covered trees and mountains above Rosa Khutor, one of the 2014 Winter Olympics venues, in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 19, 2013. Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.

The Sochi 2014 Olympics Organising Committee has constructed a huge snow storage facility at the Rosa Khutor ski resort, which will host the alpine skiing and snowboarding at next year's Games.

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