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Sochi Olympic site rises high above the clouds

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A skier sets off from the peak of Mount Aigba in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, around 31 miles from Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Feb. 13.

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A brand new gondola system extends above the clouds on the plateau of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi on Feb. 13.

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A skier sets off from the peak of Mount Aigba in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, around 31 miles from Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Feb. 13.

With a year to go until the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, construction work continues as tests events and World Championship competitions are underway in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

There is nothing to suggest any concern over readiness. Construction will be completed by August 2013 according to organizers. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opens on February 7, 2014.

-- Agence France-Presse, Reuters

Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

Two free skiers plan their route down from top of the mountain at the plateau of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics near Sochi on Feb. 13.

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The Winter Olympics arrive in Sochi on Feb. 7, 2014. A look at how the Russian city is shaping up for its moment in the spotlight.