Wikivoyage talk:Past events/Sochi 2014

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Sochi 2014 needs improving[edit]

Swept in from the pub

With the event approaching, it seems important to improve our Sochi 2014 article. There is still no banner, no schedule, no map, and code gets displayed to visitors: {{{content}}}[[Category:{{{etype}}} events in February|5]]. Cheers! Nicolas1981 (talk) 08:52, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

There is quite a bit of up-to-date information about Sochi in Russian Wikivoyage, and more will appear this week. The English article has been written back in 2011, so many things have changed, restaurants closed, and all future tenses ("Olympic Games will...") should be changed into present form. I am sorry that I can't be of more help here, because someone has to do the research and dig original information. If you feel like improving the English article about Sochi, try to use Google Translate and at least copy coordinates, revise practical information about transportation, etc. This will already improve the article a lot.
One problem is the different structure of Russian and English articles. Sochi is a huge city (more precisely, a cluster comprising several cities and boroughs), and all its parts are described separately in the Russian article(s). The English article about Sochi is, on one hand, general, but on the other hand it offers separate articles about Olympic sites, Adler and Krasnaya Polyana. It probably makes sense to create at least one new "district" article, Central Sochi, and introduce proper format of the "huge city" for the main article about Sochi (i.e., move all listings to district articles). --Alexander (talk) 10:05, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
English seems to be the only language with a dedicated article on the Olympics in Sochi 2014. I have imported some content from the German de:Sotschi and de:Krasnaya Polyana and others have added some useful info. I don't know enough Russian to be able to easily follow the original with a translation alongside, so there is probably more that can be imported from the Russian articles. AlasdairW (talk) 23:41, 28 January 2014 (UTC)