Sochi - site of the 2014 Winter Olympics


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Sochi - site of the 2014 Winter Olympics

  1. 1. Sochi is the largest summer resort in Russia. Located in Krasnodar Krai near the border with Georgia (Abkhazia). From the north-west of the city is surrounded by mountains Caucasus. The metropolitan area extends to the shores of the Black Sea, along the road leading from Dżubga to Sukhumi, the length of 147 km, making it the second longest city in the world!
  2. 2. Sochi’s Summer Theatre
  3. 3. Zimowy Theatre
  4. 4. Port of Sochi
  5. 5. Sochi has the world's longest beach. Its length is up to 118 km.
  6. 6. Saint Nicholas Church. Prince Vladimir
  7. 7. Sochi Arboretum
  8. 8. Ordzhonikidze Sanatorium
  9. 9. Sochi Sanatorium
  10. 10. Stalin’s villa in Sochi
  11. 11. Many Russian celebrities have their villas in Sochi.
  12. 12. A massive sports complex is being built in the Russian resort of Sochi on the Black Sea. The town, which until recently, was a cluster of sanatoriums, will be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014. Sochi 2014 is not only for sports, but large-scale investments in roads, railways and airport.
  13. 13. Russia released an astronomical sum of $ 50 billion to host the Winter Olympics. It's by far the most expensive games in the history of Olympic sport. This amount is 5 times greater than originally planned. Compared to previous events, it is $10 billion more than the cost of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and more than 3 times more than the budget of the Olympic Games in London in 2012. According to Russian opposition, the extravagance hides corruption and theft on an incredible scale.
  14. 14. The ice-rink events will be held in the city of Sochi. The main facilities, Olympic Stadium and press center was built here.
  15. 15. Diagram of Olympic Park in Sochi Built from scratch, the sports facilities in Sochi are arranged in a circle around Medal Plaza where the medal winner ceremonies will be held. Located in the circle of Olympic Park are: - Grand Palace Ice [Bolshoy Ice Dome] - Small Palace Ice / Oddball Arena [Shayba Arena] - Skating Center Arena Adler [Adler Arena Skating Center] - Palace Skating Iceberg [Iceberg Skating Palace] - Center Ice Cube curling [Ice Cube Curling Center] - Olympic Stadium Fiszt [Fisht Olympic Stadium] In the vicinity of the circle are: - Olympic Village - International Broadcasting Centre and the main press-room
  16. 16. Fiszt Olympic Stadium, Sochi 2014 The stadium name comes from one of the most famous of Russia's Caucasus Mountains, Fiszt. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics will be held here.
  17. 17. Grand Ice Palace, Sochi 2014 The name reflects the size and importance of the building. It will accommodate 12,000 spectators. The 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 by day, while at night it is a huge LED screen on which any images may be displayed.
  18. 18. Small Ice Palace / Oddball Arena, Sochi 2014 "Oddball" in Russian means hockey puck. So the name immediately reveals the function of the place and the Russian character of the Games in Sochi. From the outside the ice arena can be associated with snow whirlwind. The Olympic ice hockey tournament is to be held here and in the Grand Palace. After the Olympics, the building is to be dismantled and transported to another city in Russia.
  19. 19. Skating Center Arena Adler, Sochi 2014 This facility will host the speed skating competitions. The walls of the hall are glazed ice rink, allowing people a view of the outside.
  20. 20. Iceberg Skating Palace - designed for competitions in figure skating and speed skating - short distance.
  21. 21. Ice Cube Curling Center, Sochi 2014 It is the smallest of the sports facilities in Sochi. After the winter competition, it will be disassembled and transported to another city in Russia.
  22. 22. Olympic Village in Sochi.
  23. 23. Sochi - Theme Park at Olympic Village
  24. 24. The Theme Park
  25. 25. The new railway station, from where you can catch a fast train linking Sochi with the village of Krasnaya Polyana 50 km away in the Caucasus mountains, where the “snow” competitions will be held.
  26. 26. New roads, viaducts and tunnels on the route.
  27. 27. Krasnaya Polyana is Russia’s largest ski resort, called "Russian Switzerland".
  28. 28. The ski jumping facility: "Russkie Gorki”
  29. 29. Alpine Centre
  30. 30. Centre for cross-country skiing and biathlon
  31. 31. Extreme Park
  32. 32. For several years we built hotels, restaurants, lifts, trails and snow parks - all at lightning speed in time for the Olympics. Currently, we have 21 ski lifts and a total of 72 km of slopes.
  33. 33. Krasnaja Polana at night
  34. 34. 2014 Olympic Mascots