XXII Winter Olympic Games will be held inSochi. The city received this right in 2007, during the 119th session of the International Olympic Committee in Guatemala, and in 2010 the hosts received the flag of the Winter Olympics during the closing ceremony of previous competitions in Vancouver.
For the year and the beginning of the Olympics, its program was adopted and approved.
The program of the Olympics
The schedule of the competitions was approvedThe International Olympic Committee and sports federations. Before the start of the Olympics, the possibility of a small adjustment of the program is not ruled out. To get acquainted with it and be aware of all the changes you can on the official website of the Olympics.
February 7, 2014 solemnThe opening ceremony of the Games, and the first awards of the Winter Olympics will be played on February 8. On this day, skaters will be able to compete for one set of prizes, four more will be played among skiers: one in biathlon and freestyle and two in ski races. On the same day, competitions on hockey, tobogganing, ski jumping and figure skating will start. The closing of the Olympic Games is scheduled for February 23. On the final day, the last awards will also be played out - the hockey teams will have the final match, and skiers will take part in the last race.
Venues for the competitions
In accordance with the plan of the organizing committee for XXIIWinter Olympic Games sports facilities are divided into two clusters - coastal and mountain. The sports facilities of the latter are in Krasnaya Polyana. There will be competitions requiring a difference of heights (jumping from a springboard, snowboarding, bobsled, tobogganing, etc.). Also there are built tracks for cross country skiing and biathlon. In addition to sports facilities, there will be a media village in the mountain cluster - a press complex.
The coastal cluster occupies the Black SeaCoast. There will be competitions on ice grounds - tournaments on curling, hockey, figure skating, speed skating. For this purpose, special sports facilities were built in Sochi and Adler. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympiad will be held at the stadium "Fisht", which accommodates 40 thousand people. On the official website of the Olympics, tickets for this event are sold, which can be purchased until the opening of the Olympic Games in Sochi.