Past and Future Winter Olympic Cities
As we gear up for Sochi 2014, here's a look back at a few of the previous venues that played host to the pinnacle of winter sport, as well as a hint at what's to come in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.

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Canoodle with Celebs and Royals in Glitzy Resorts

Switzerland fulfills the desires of Europe’s most fastidious and wealthy clientèle with a collection of swanky resorts. St. Moritz still dons the crown for glitz and glamour with its flamboyant array of five-star hotels, designer shops and luxurious restaurants. A series of events and shows keep its celebrity and royal visitors entertained such as a modern-day horse chariot race known as skijoring (pictured), and ice cricket played on its frozen lake.

Elsewhere the fine-dining and quaint nature of Gstaad has continued to attract the rich and famous since the early 60s. Alongside its absurd selection of gourmet restaurants, two of which hold Michelin stars—Chesery and Prado Grill, is the ultra-exclusive and membership-only Eagle club in Wasserngrat.

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by Simon Willis
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