Preparations are underway for the Winter Olympics in Sochi
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Winter Olympics: Will Sochi be ready for £30bn games?

1 September 2014 Last updated at 00:00 BST

Scottish athletes are making their way to the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the launch of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday.

Curling, speed skating and skiing could all produce medals for Team GB.

BBC Scotland's Jackie O'Brien will be following their fortunes from her base in the mountain cluster where ordinary Russians are working round the clock to ensure that the £30bn games are a success.

Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from 7 to 23 February.