Weekend Reading: Everything You Need to Know for Sochi 2014

With just one week left until the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, excitement is building. What’s new this year? Who’s participating? How many medals are up for grabs? And what, exactly, does curling entail?

Here are three guides to Sochi to get you up to speed:

Sochi is kicking things up a notch for the 22nd Winter Olympics, by adding 12 new winter sports. Get ready for team figure skating and ski halfpipe!

Curling is “one of the Winter Olympics’ strangest sports,” Mashable says. Lucky for us, they break it down, from the player positions to curling lingo (know what a “hog line” is?).

Did you know Sochi will be the warmest city ever to host the Winter Olympics? Or that Sochi will have 16,000 torches for the Olympic Games? Here’s all the background info you need:

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