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Despite last week's snow and cold, Texas isn't a winter wonderland. We aren't known for snowboarding or skiing or the luge.

But there are Texans – or folks with Texan ties -- competing in Sochi, Russia, in the Winter Olympics, which is underway. Here’s a guide.


Lots of people have been complaining about their Sochi hotel rooms during the Winter Olympics – rooms not ready; faucets spitting out water with disgusting hues; doors not working.

Add Winter Olympian and McKinney bobsledder Johnny Quinn to the list of folks with hotel issues in Russia.

But the North Texan took matters into his own hands.