Sochi is a year-round open Resort, the largest in Russia, located on the Black
Seacoast, near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The city
from the north-west is surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. The
metropolitan area extends to the shores of the Black Sea, along the road
leading from Dżubga to Sukhumi, a length of 147 km, making it the second
longest city in Russia!
In Sochi many Russian celebrities have their own villas.
In the Russian resort of Sochi, the building of the massive sports complex will soon be
finished. The town, which until recently was known for its sanatoriums, will be hosting the
2014 Winter Olympic Games. Sochi had large-scale investments recently not only in
sports, but roads, railways and airport…
Russia has released an astronomical sum of $ 50 billion for the organization of the
Winter Olympics. It's absolutely the most expensive in the history of Olympic Games.
This amount is 5 times bigger than originally planned. Compared to the past Olympic
Events the spending is $10 billion higher than the cost of the Beijing Olympics in 2008
and more than 3 times higher than the budget of the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
According to Russian opposition, this extravagance is to hide corruption and theft on an
The winter games competitions will be held in city of Sochi in the Olympic stadium,
and the press center was built on this site also.
Schematic of the
Olympic Park in Sochi
Built from scratch, the
sports facilities in Sochi
are arranged neatly
within the great circle
around the square of
ceremonies will be held
to reward the winners.
The Olympic Park has a circle shape:
Bolshoy Ice Dome
Adler Arena Skating Center
Iceberg Skating Palace
Ice Cube Curling Center
Fisht Olympic Stadium
In the vicinity of the circle was located: The Olympic village,
The International Broadcasting Centre and also the main press-room.
The Fiszt Olympic Stadium, Sochi 2014
It is named after one of the most famous Caucasus Mountains in Russia: Fiszt.
Here will be held the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games…
Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi 2014
The name reflects the size and importance of the building. It will accommodate 12,000
spectators. Ice hockey matches will be held here. The dome covering the rink looks like
a giant frozen water-drop. The area of the dome is shiny and silver in the day, while at
night it is a huge LED-screen, which may display many images.
Shayba Arena, Sochi 2014
"Szajba" in Russian means hockey puck. So the name immediately reveals the
function of the building in Sochi. From the outside the ice arena can be
associated with whirlwind of snow. Here and in the Grand Palace will be held the
Olympic ice hockey tournament. The two buildings are located within 300 meters.
After the Olympics, the building will be dismantled and transported to another city
Adler Arena Skating Center, Sochi 2014
This facility will be for speed skating competitions. The hall walls are made of glazed
glass, enableing viewers to look outside.
Iceberg Skating Palace, Sochi 2014
This facility was designed for figure skating competitions and short track speed skating.
Ice Cube Curling Center, Sochi 2014
It is the smallest of the sports facilities in Sochi. After the winter competitions it will be
disassembled and transported to another city in Russia.
Over several years some modern hotels were built here, also restaurants, lifts, trails
and snow parks - all at lightning speed, in time for the Olympics. Currently, there are 21
ski lifts and a total of 72 km of slopes.