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2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi 2014 by numbers

A view of the Sochi Olympic Park as the 2014 Winter Olympics get underway [1]

A view of the Sochi Olympic Park as the 2014 Winter Olympics get underway

Tonight you can watch the Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.  on NBC. Sochi, Russia a seaside resort on the Black Sea welcome the world to the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Lets go inside the numbers on these games:

Canada, Norway, Russia and the United States are considered the likeliest candidates to top the Sochi medal count. 

SECURITY

Russia has drafted 37,000 police and security officers to handle security in Sochi, but that has not done much to assuage fears.

Toothpaste terror: A day after the United States warned of howexplosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, its government Thursday temporarily banned all liquids, gels, aerosols and powders in carry-on luggage on flights between the United States and Russia.

U.S. partnership: U.S. authorities are working with Russia and other countries to try to disrupt several possible threats, including the toothpaste tube concern, a U.S. intelligence source said Thursday.