By Brian Cazeneuve
February 03, 2014
Athletes practice for the moguls competition at the Extreme Park on Rosa Khutor Mountain near Sochi.
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While Sochi appears set to under-deliver in areas of accommodation and overall budget cost control, they will exceed expectation in terms of sponsorship revenue. Even with tepid ticket sales -- perhaps a cautionary nod to security concerns -- and some unfilled sponsor categories, the revenue from existing sponsor commitments has eclipsed $1.3 billion according to Sochi organizers. That's more than triple the amount guaranteed by the city's initial bid and 300 million above their target haul. The Vancouver Games brought in roughly $850 million.

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