Still a few months to go, but this has been a hot topic for years and it's really heating up now as it's drawing near. Various naysayers have consistently been saying that these Olympics should be boycotted, that none of the venues will be finished on time, that Sochi/Adler and Rosa Khutor are awful places to host the Winter Olympics for a multitude of reasons, that it's 1936 all over again save for the moustache and that everything will generally go to hell in a number of ways. I personally do not have much to add at the moment, but I thought I'd drop a few photos at least. Here are some of the arenas down at the main complex in Adler, as of mid-November: Iceberg Skating Palace: Bolshoy Ice Dome: Shayba Arena: Curling Center: Adler Arena: And this is not an arena, but it looks good -- the Adler railway station: And this was a nice touch to the otherwise rather drab Soyuz rockets: The ensuing spacewalk with the torch was pretty awesome if I may say so myself, too. Back in the Russian Navy thread there are some photos of the torch on the North Pole as well... Carried there by an awesome display of brute force - a massive atomic icebreaker. Oh, Russia. Anyway, let discussions commence! What's good about this all, what is bad? Will these Olympics actually end up being the massive PR boost that Russia seems to be aiming for? Will everything come crashing down spectacularly?