Sochi 2014

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Sochi 2014: This event has closed and is no longer open to the public. The next Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.



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The Sochi and Adler articles provide a more comprehensive guide to visiting those cities.

The Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad, the Winter Olympic Games of 2014, will be based in Sochi in Russia – in Adler and Krasnaya Polyana to be more specific. The official 16 days of the games will be 7-23 February 2014, although some events will start before the official opening ceremonies.

The games will be followed two weeks later by the Winter Paralympic Games, 7-18 Mar 2014. Most of the paralympic events will be held in the same Olympic venues.

Prepare[edit]

At the Opening Ceremony for the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

2014 Sochi Olympic Games Committee has prepared an official application that contains all the required information on the venues, the torch relay, competition information and getting around from one cluster to the other. You can download it from Apple Appstore, Google Play and Windows Store for your smartphone and tablet.

Tickets[edit]

Tickets can be bought on the official website.

Please be aware that along with the ticket you will need to have a spectator pass.

Get in[edit]

General information about travelling to Sochi is in the Sochi article. All types of transportation, including trains, buses, air flights, and cruise ships, will be adding services during the Olympic period to meet the expected heavy demand.

Get around[edit]

By rail[edit]

A Panoramic view of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Park.

The rail network links the Olympic Park, Adler, Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana to connect with the mountain venues. Allow 50 minutes for getting to the Olympic Park from Sochi, and 80 minutes to Krasnaya Polyana.

By road[edit]

During the Olympics, special parking and driving restrictions will be in place around most Olympic areas. Penalties for illegal parking will be increased dramatically during the Olympics.

By bus[edit]

Olympic and Paralympic ticket holders can use free bus and train services to get to the venues from the main districts in Sochi.

See[edit]

Venues[edit]

There are two clusters for venues: Coastal and Mountain.

Coastal Olympic Park
Olympic Park from the International Space Station

Coastal cluster[edit]

Olympic park in the Coastal cluster includes following venues:

Competitive venues[edit]

  •    Fisht Olympic Stadium. 40,000 seats, named after the 2,867m high mountain Fisht. Venue for opening and closing ceremonies, medal ceremonies. Later it will be used as a football stadium for the 2018 World Cup.
  •    Shayba Arena. 7,000 seats. The Arena can be dismantled after the games and re-erected elsewhere.
  •    Bolshoy Ice Dome. Seats 12,000 spectators
  •    Ice Cube Curling center.
  •    Iceberg Skating Palace. multi-functional hall with 3,000 seats can be moved to another location.
  •    Adler Arena. After the games, the Arena will be moved to another city and serve as exhibition hall.

Non-competitive venues[edit]

  • Olympic village
  • Hotel for Olympic and Paralympic family
  • Main media centre

Mountain cluster[edit]

Aerial view of mountain facilities under construction in May 2013
Ski Jump

Competitive venues[edit]

Mountain Cluster

  •    Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center.
  •    Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.
  •    RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.
  •    Sanki Sliding Center.
  •    Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

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.

Non-competitive venues[edit]

  • Alpine media center
  • Olympic Village

Do[edit]

Olympics Schedule[edit]

Full schedule

Schedule of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
      Coastal region Olympic Park

      Snow region of Krasnaya Polyana

February 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. G
Opening Ceremony
Biathlon 11
Bobsleigh 3
Curling 2
Icehockey 2
Figure skating 5
Speed ​​Skating •• 12
Freestyle-Skiing •• 10
Luge 4
Short Track Speed Skating •• ••• 8
Skeleton 2
Alpine Skiing 10
Cross-country Skiing •• •• 12
Ski Jumping 4
Nordic Combined 3
Snowboard •• •• 10
Closing Ceremony
Medals 5 8 5 8 6 6 6 7 5 6 5 8 6 7 7 3 98
• = Medal Judging

Paralympics Schedule[edit]

Full schedule

Schedule of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games
      Coastal region Olympic Park

      Snow region of Krasnaya Polyana

March Dates 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
Ceremonies
Ice Sledge Hockey
Wheelchair Curling
Biathlon
Cross-Country Skiing
Alpine Skiing
• = Medal Decisions

Buy[edit]

  • Due to deals with a major sponsor, the only card that can be used inside the Olympic Park and at other venues is Visa. Cash can also be used.

Eat[edit]

Bobsled on display in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel «AKS»41/28, Bytkha St, Sochi (Coastal Cluster: 35km, 30 minutes distance drive; Mountain Cluster: 70km, 60 minutes distance drive).

Go next[edit]

  • Be aware that the border of Russia with Abkhazia is considered a "prohibited zone" from 10 days before the start of the Olympics until 5 days after the end of the Paralympic games. It is not clear whether foreigners will be able to cross the border and enter (and return to) Abkhazia during this time.
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