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Skiers Satisfied in Sochi, but Where's the Yogurt?

KRASNAYA POLYANA — Alpine skiers arriving at the Olympics are amazed by the lift facilities at the Rosa Khutor resort. And they say the security is not nearly as much of a bother as they expected.

One of the only complaints so far is that there is not much in the way of training slopes.

And there is no yogurt for breakfast in the athletes' village.

Aksel Lund Svindal said, "That is kind of my go-to thing every morning — muesli and natural yogurt — so I don't get too much sugar. That seems to be a hard thing to track down."

Official men's and women's downhill training sessions do not start until Thursday, so skiers were only allowed on a tight training slope Wednesday.

Julia Mancuso said, "There is nowhere to really ski."

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