2014 Winter Olympics

  

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Sochi was elected on 4 July 2007, during the 119th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala. This will be the first time that the Russian Federation will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.

Sochi will be the warmest city to have ever hosted a Winter Olympic Games.

Venues

Sochi 2014 will be the most compact Winter Games in the history of the Olympic Movement. Eleven athletic venues will be built for the Sochi 2014 Games, which will be divided into two clusters—mountain and coastal.

Coastal Cluster (Sochi Olympic Park)

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The central focus of the coastal cluster will be the Olympic Park. It will connect up all competition venues, the parking zone and the infrastructure elements. For the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, all ice arenas will be within walking distance of one other. The Olympic Park will be able to accommodate about 70,000 visitors when full.

  • Bolshoy Ice Dome – ice hockey (final), 12,000 spectators
  • Shayba Arena – ice hockey, 7,000 spectators
  • Adler Arena Skating Center – speed skating, 8,000 spectators
  • Iceberg Skating Palace – figure skating, short track speed skating, 12,000 spectators
  • Ice Cube Curling Center – curling, 3,000 spectators
  • Fisht Olympic Stadium – ceremonies (opening/ closing) 40,000 spectators
  • Main Olympic village
  • International broadcasting centre and main press-room


Mountain Cluster (Krasnaya Polyana)

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The Mountain Cluster will include Biathlon and Ski Complexes, a Bobsleigh Track, a Ski Center, a Ski Jump Complex, as well as a Snowboard Park and Freestyle Center.

  • Biathlon & Ski Complex – Biathlon, Cross-country skiing and Nordic combined (cross-country skiing)
  • Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Park – Freestyle skiing and Snowboarding
  • Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort – Alpine skiing
  • Sliding Center Sanki – Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton
  • RusSki Gorki Jumping Center – Ski jumping and Nordic combined (ski jumping)
  • Rosa Khutor Plateau Olympic Village

 The Olympic Games in Sochi will be holding events in 15 disciplines of 7 winter sports:

  1. check 2014 Olympic Biathlon schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014_Winter_Olympic_Games_-_Biathlon
  2. check 2014 Olympic Bobsleigh schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-winter-olympic-bobsleigh
  3. check 2014 Olympic Skeleton schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-skeleton
  4. check 2014 Olympic Curling schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-winter-olympic-games-curling
  5. check 2014 Olympic Ice Hockey schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-winter-olympic-games-ice-hockey
  6. check 2014 Olympic Luge schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-luge
  7. check 2014 Olympic Skating schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-winter-olympic-games-skating
  8. check 2014 Olympic Figure Skating schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-figure-skating
  9. check 2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-alpine-skiing
  10. check 2014 Olympic Cross Country Skiing schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014_Olympics_-_Cross-Country-Skiing
  11. check 2014 Olympic  Nordic Combined schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-nordic-combined 
  12. check 2014 Olympic Ski Jumping schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-ski-jumping
  13. check 2014 Olympic Freestyle Skiing schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014_Olympic_Games_-_Freestlye_Skiing
  14. check 2014 Olympic Snowboard schedule at http://www.sochi-hotels-travel.com/travel-info/2014-olympic-games-snowboard

Festive Events will take place in the venue "Fisht", The Olympic Park.
Opening ceremony – Feb 07 at 20:00-23:00
Closing ceremony – Feb 23 at 20:00-23:00

Transport and getting around during the Olympics

The transportation infrastructure being prepared to support the Olympics includes many roads, tunnels, bridges, interchanges, railroads and stations in and around Sochi.

The Sochi Light Metro is located between Adler and Krasnaya Polyana connecting the Olympic Park, the airport and the venues in Krasnaya Polyana.

An Olympic express train will shuttle passengers between the Olympic Coastal Cluster located in Adler and the Olympic Mountain Cluster located in Krasnaya Polyana. Trains are scheduled to run every hour and will take approximately 34 minutes to travel between clusters. Once inside the Coastal Cluster, all Olympic Venues are within walking distance. Within the Mountain Cluster, ski lifts will be used to transport fans to individual Olympic Venues.

Many Olympic-related events will also take place in the downtown Sochi area, which is located approximately 40 kilometers from the Coastal Cluster. A public transportation system, including buses, ferries, and trains, can be used to access the Olympic Park from downtown Sochi.