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After massive investment, Sochi's future uncertain

...Olympic circus packs up and flies away from Russia, the Black Sea city of Sochi is thinking about the future.Hundreds of...from Togliatti. "I would love to come back."On the Black Sea north of Geor gia, Sochi was a tired seaside resort tailored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-24/sochis-future-uncertain
Remaining candidates for 2022 Olympics are both lacking in appeal

...annexed the Crimea peninsula not long after the closing ceremony. And the $51 billion spent by Russia to prepare the Black Sea resort, plus complaints of displaced homeowners and thugs who horsewhipped punk girls from Pussy Riot, made those weeks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-02/remaing-candidates-2022-
Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood

...ancient civilizations around the Black Sea. Every time he and his team would...settlement left mummified in the Black Sea's oxygen-free waters. Scientists...500 years ago that inundated the Black Sea, turning the freshwater lake into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/22/liv_381820.shtml
Life & style
Oceans being invaded by exotic species

...plankton in San Francisco Bay, comb jelly decimating Black Sea anchovies and predatory snails overtaking oyster beds...England organism called a comb jelly was exported to the Black Sea and has decimated an economically important anchovy fishery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/28/tec_251613.shtml
XXX Technology
Augustans hear soldier's story

...that inspired the book and movie, and on Thursday, he told some local residents his personal tale of the Battle of the Black Sea. "It was something I had never seen and never thought I would see in my life," Lt. Col. Adams told the Augusta chapter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/15/met_333537.shtml
Metro
New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-15/new-phase-preserving-black-se
Fight for freedom

...May, Augusta Chronicle staffer Kim Luciani and I were fortunate enough to visit this country that borders Russia on the Black Sea. We were there as part of a program administered by the State Department that pairs a U.S. newspaper with an independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-02-01/fight-freedom
As Sochi Games near Putin plays up soft image, ignores hard questions for Sochi

...promoting a cuddly image, visiting a group of endangered Persian leopard cubs born last summer in the mountains above the Black Sea resort."We've decided to restore the population of the Persian leopard because of the Olympic Games," Putin said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-04/sochi-games-near-putin-p
Help wanted - desperately

...Russian jet made about a dozen high-speed passes last weekend over a U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the Black Sea ? with impunity.Meanwhile, here's our president talking about Ukraine with the bland didacticism of a college professor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-18/help-wanted-desperate
Put Putin in perspective

...opportunity to annex some lost territories ? such as the Ukrainian Crimea, one of his most desirable locations on the Black Sea with access to the Mediterranean and sea lanes into the Atlantic. This was the country's old desire of the Romanov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-23/put-putin-perspective