The 2014 Winter Olympics are the longest and most expensive ever. But the real question: How much borscht will be served?

By Kate Hogan and Graphic by Stephanie Miller
Updated February 03, 2014 01:00 PM
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There isn’t much that hasn’t been said about the Winter Olympics. They’re crazy expensive. The hotel rooms are more last resort than five-star resort. Our amazing Team USA athletes are ready to bring home gold.

But did you know that these Olympics also feature the longest torch race ever? And will have the most cops on hand (trained to speak four languages?). But something that really warms our hearts (and bellies): just how much borscht will be served. Read on to see all the ways Sochi is setting itself apart from past Games – for better or worse.