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    SOCHI, Russia — Vladimir Putin's field of dreams is a drained marsh with a solitary cow, some rows of potato stalks and a small cemetery that dates to 1911. On this unlikely piece of turf, reached by a narrow road that skirts the Black Sea, Russia is planning to build an Olympic park to stage the 2014 Winter Games.

    It is an enormous and fabulously expensive undertaking that will require nothing less than the total transformation of this faded resort, a onetime favorite of the Communist elite.

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