SOCHI, Russia -

The U.S. athletes and journalists have arrived in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Local 2's Rachel McNeill gave viewers a tour of the International Broadcast Center, where all the journalists will be working for the next three weeks.

It's estimated that there will be nearly twice as many journalists as athletes. So, basically, every athlete could have two journalists to themselves covering their every move.

Rachel and her photographer are part of the more than 2,000 journalists that in Sochi with the NBC contingent.

NBC begins its coverage of Olympic events on Thursday.

The opening ceremony is Friday.

Watch KPRC Local 2 to see NBC's coverage of the games and for reports from Local 2's Rachel McNeill.