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  Mild winter could impact site of Winter Olympics

Look out! KLG and Hoda hit the slopes

  Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb tube down “Mt. Rockefeller,” erected in Rockefeller Plaza in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which will be taking place this time next year.

Countdown to Sochi: Athletes to watch in 2014

  As athletes gear up for the Winter Olympics, which begins in Sochi, Russia, one year from today, TODAY’s Matt Lauer takes a look at the competitors you should be looking out for, from Olympic rookies like skier Mikaela Shiffrin, to veterans like snowboarder Shaun White.

Winter Olympics in Sochi are one year away

  As Russia prepares to welcome guests from around the world for the Winter Olympics next year, NBC’s Ben Fogle takes an insider’s look at the progress of Sochi’s Olympic Park and gets the scoop on a few athletes to look out for next year.

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  TODAY anchors compete in snow-sport triathlon

TODAY’s Natalie Morales and Matt Lauer team up to take on Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker in a little friendly competition in honor of the Winter Olympics: a snow tubing race, an obstacle course, and a snowball-throwing contest.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with British Prime Minister David Cameron during their visit to venues for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi May 10, 2013. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Pool

In this Friday, April 5, 2013 photo insulated blankets shimmer in the sun as workers are covering the snow pile in order to preserve it for the next winter outside Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Rosa Khutor Alpine skiing resort which is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics is set to store nearly half a m

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Workers cordon off a leaning building in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, on March 4, 2013 . A three-storey apartment building under construction leaned yesterday in Sochi after a vehicular road traffic tunnel being constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics had collapsed nearby, the local media