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We are counting down to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

The XXII Winter Olympic Games will be celebrated in Sochi, Russia from February 7 to February 23, 2014.

Sochi 2014 will be Russia's first time hosting the Winter Olympic Games. (The Soviet Union was host to the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow).

For the latest news and events about Russia's preparation to host the Winter Games, stay tuned to our Sochi Winter Olympics webpage.


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Olympic Venues

Budgeted spending to prepare for the Sochi Winter Olympics stands at over $12 billion US (see currency converter). This includes spending on tourist, transport and power supply infrastructure, plus the item which gets the most international interest, Olympic venues.

The Sochi Winter Olympics will utilize two main venues.

1. The Mountain Venue - Krasnaya Polyana
2. The Coastal Venue - Sochi Olympic Park

1. Krasnaya Polyana (Red Glade), at an altitude of 600m (1,970 ft), will host the Alpine and Nordic events, including...

  • Russian National Sliding Centre - Luge, Bobsleigh and Skeleton
  • Psekhako Ridge - Biathlon and Cross-country skiing
  • Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort - Alpine skiing and Snowboard
  • Alpica Service Mountain Resort - Freestyle skiing
  • Russian National Ski-jumping Centre - Ski jumping
  • Mountain Olympic Village

2. Sochi Olympic Park will be situated in a striking location, right on the shore of the Black Sea. Stadiums and facilities, including the Medals Plaza and Olympic Village, will be housed inside Olympic Park, all within walking distance from one another. Facilities include...

  • Major Ice Palace - Ice hockey (12,000 visitors)
  • Minor Ice Palace - Ice hockey (7000 visitors)
  • Olympic Oval - Speed skating (8000 visitors)
  • Olympic Skating Centre - Figure skating & short track (12,000)
  • Olympic Curling Centre - Curling (3000 visitors)
  • Olympic Stadium - Opening & Closing Ceremonies (40,000)
  • Medals Plaza - Medals Ceremonies
  • Primary Olympic Village


Sochi Olympic Park

Sochi Olympic Park