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Building an Olympic village: Sochi then and now

The Bolshoy Ice Dome is seen beyond the partially-completed buildings of the athletes village in the Sochi district of Adler, on February 18, 2013. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Many of the venues for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were built specifically for the games.

As this set of historical satellite images shows, the area has gone from farmland to Olympics hub in just a few years, since it was announced as the host city in 2007.

Sochi Olympic Park on April 11, 2005. Digital Globe/Google
Sochi Olympic Park on September 1, 2007. Digital Globe, Google
Sochi Olympic Park on March 27, 2010. Digital Globe/Google
Sochi Olympic Park on September 18, 2011. Digital Globe/Google
Sochi Olympic Park on March 5, 2013. Digital Globe/Google
Sochi Olympic Park on November 22, 2013. Digital Globe/Google
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Sochi Olympic Park on January 2, 2014. Digital Globe/Google
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