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The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, with some events in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. The events of the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held around two clusters of new venues; an Olympic Park was constructed in the Imeretin Valley on the coast of the Black Sea, with Fisht Olympic Stadium and the Games' indoor venues located within walking distance, and snow events will be held at Krasnaya Polyana.

• 2014 Winter Olympics At-a-Glance

Adler Arena Skating Center

Adler Arena Skating Center, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Adler Arena Skating Center has been designed as an oval-shaped stadium with two competition tracks and one training track. The dimensions of the Adler Arena meet the requirements of the International Skating Union (track length: 400 m). In particular, the ice track has been designed with optimal micro-climatic conditions to ensure ice suitable for world class speed skating events …

Bolshoy Ice Dome

Bolshoy Ice Dome, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Bolshoy Ice Dome is a 12,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Sochi, Russia, that was opened in 2012. "Bolshoy" literally means "Major", hence the correct English name for the Bolshoi Ice Palace would be the "Major Ice Palace". It will host some of the ice hockey events at the 2014 Winter Olympics along with Shayba Arena. The venues are located 300 m apart …

Fisht Olympic Stadium

Fisht Olympic Stadium, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Fisht Olympic Stadium is built in the new Sochi Olympic Park. It is named after Mount Fisht. It is located within walking distance of the Olympic Village and the capacity of the stadium will be 40,000. The Olympic Stadium, designed like a shell to recall the glories of Fabergé art, will provide a seaside setting for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics …

Iceberg Skating Palace

Iceberg Skating Palace, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Iceberg Skating Palace plays a crucial role in the Sochi 2014 concept. The Olympic Skating Center is a moveable venue . As such, it is located at the heart of the Coastal Cluster - Olympic Park. The name evokes associations with the architectural shapes of the venue. It is an international word and sounds the same in a number of language including Russian, English and German …

Ice Cube Curling Center

Ice Cube Curling Center, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Ice Cube Curling Center is located in the Coastal Cluster, within the grounds of the Olympic Park. The Ice Cube Curling Center is simplistic in its design, which symbolizes democracy, and accessibility alongside the festivity, which is characteristic of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Ice Cube Curling Center is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as a curling center in another Russian city …

Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex

Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center is located on the crest and slopes of the Psekhako Ridge, within 6.5-10 km far to the North-Ester of Krasnaya Polyana. The Center includes two isolated stadia, each with their own start and finish zones, two isolated track systems for Skiing and Biathlon, shooting area and warm-up zones. Laura is a turbulent mountain river with a large number of waterfalls …

Rosa Khutor Alpine Park

Rosa Khutor Alpine Park, 2014 Winter Olympics

Rosa Khutor Alpine Park is an alpine ski resort in southwestern Russia in the Western Caucasus, located at Aibiga Ridge along the Rosa Khutor plateau near Krasnaya Polyana. The Rosa Khutor Alpine Park will host the alpinen skiing events. The resort is 40 km (25 mi) from the Black Sea at Sochi; the majority of the slopes at Rosa Khutor face northeast, with the backside slopes facing southwest …

Rosa Khutor Extreme Park

Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, 2014 Winter Olympics

Snowboarding and Freestyle competitions at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be held to the West of the Rosa Khutor plateau, at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The unique snow conditions combined with specialized tracks for Cross-Country Skiing, Aerial competitions, Mogul competitions, Boardercross, Parallel Giant Slalom and Half-Pipe events will make this facility a permanent venue for top-level world competitions …

RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center

RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center, 2014 Winter Olympics

The RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center is a ski jumping venue located in the Esto-Sadok village on the northern slope of Aibga Ridge in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. It will host the ski jumping and the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined event for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The facility’s location at the junction of two ridges was selected by international experts in order to make ski-jumping facilities harmonious with the surrounding landscape and to protect athletes from side winds …

Sliding Center Sanki

Shayba Arena, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Sliding Center Sanki is a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track that will be located in Rzhanaya Polyana, Russia, located 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Sochi. Located in the Western Caucasus, this venue will host the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton events for the 2014 Winter Olympics. State-of-the-art ice preparation technology ensures optimum temperature control along the entire length of the track …

Shayba Arena

Shayba Arena, 2014 Winter Olympics

The Shayba Arena is designed to accommodate 7,000 spectators. The venue will host Olympic ice hockey competitions and Paralympic ice sledge hockey competitions. The Shayba Arena is a moveable venue, making it possible to be dismantled and transported for post-Games use as an Ice Palace in another Russian city. It would be impossible to imagine a game of ice hockey without a "shayba" or puck and the name accurately portrays the purpose of the venue …

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