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Russia: Leader attendance sets mark

Updated: February 6, 2014, 1:39 PM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- A record number of world dignitaries are coming to the Sochi Olympics, triple the amount that attended the 2010 Vancouver Games, Russian organizers said Thursday on the eve of the opening ceremony.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi organizing committee, told the IOC that 65 heads of state and government and international organizations are expected to attend Russia's first Winter Olympics.

"This is a record for Winter Games, three times the number in Vancouver," ...

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