The 2014 winter Olympics begin on February seventh in Sochi, Russia. Until this week, talk about the games focused on worries that there might not be enough snow, and international criticism and threats to boycott the games because of Russia’s law banning what it called “homosexual propaganda.” On Monday, President Vladimir Putin reversed course and said that everyone will be welcome to Sochi. As to the snow, there are no certain answers.
One of the athletes competing for a chance at gold in Sochi is New Hampshire’s own Christopher Lamb. In the coming months he’ll be contending for one of only five spots on the U.S. Mens' Ski Jumping team.