All eyes are on Sochi, Russia this morning as the 22nd Winter Olympic Games get officially underway at 11 a.m. ET.
It should be a moment of pride for many Russians, but the Games are being heavily criticized over everything from
the $51-billion price tag, Russia's anti-homosexual laws, the readiness of the Olympic village, the warm weather, even the way country is handling large numbers of stray dogs in Sochi.
Michael Gogolev and Igor Pustylnick hope today's opening ceremony will change that.
Both men were born in the former Soviet Union but now call Waterloo Region home.
We'll hear from them at 7:10 this morning on The Morning Edition.
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