Winter Olympics Host Cities Look Amazing From Space

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has released a fresh collection of stunning satellite images to celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Thanks to them you can view most of the cities and countries that have hosted the Winter Olympics, through the eyes of NASA. Each one is more stunning than the last.

The Winter Olympics have been hosted on three continents, but never in a country in the southern hemisphere. The first winter games were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. The United States has hosted the Games four times; France has been the host three times; Austria, Canada, Japan, Italy, Norway and Switzerland have hosted the Games twice.

Guess which city is being shown in each photo below, and mover your cursor over for the answer. Except for France. That one's pretty obvious.

Image credit: NASA/Goddard