Wikivoyage:Past events/Sochi 2014
The Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad, the Winter Olympic Games of 2014, were based in Sochi in Russia – in Adler and Krasnaya Polyana to be more specific. The official 16 days of the games was 7-23 February 2014, although some events started before the official opening ceremonies.
The games were followed two weeks later by the Winter Paralympic Games, 7-18 Mar 2014. Most of the paralympic events were held in the same Olympic venues.
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 can be bought on the official website.
Please be aware that along with the ticket you will need to have a spectator pass.
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 busOlympic and Paralympic ticket holders can use free bus and train services to get to the venues from the main districts in Sochi.
Coastal clusterOlympic park in the Coastal cluster includes following venues:
Fisht Olympic Stadium40,000 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 Arena7,000 seats. The Arena can be dismantled after the games and re-erected elsewhere.
Bolshoy Ice DomeSeats 12,000 spectators
Ice Cube Curling center
Iceberg Skating Palacemulti-functional hall with 3,000 seats can be moved to another location.
Adler ArenaAfter the games, the Arena will be moved to another city and serve as exhibition hall.
- Olympic village
- Hotel for Olympic and Paralympic family
- Main media centre
Competitive venuesMountain 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.
- Alpine media center
- Olympic Village
Olympics ScheduleFull schedule
|Schedule of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games|
| Coastal region Olympic Park |
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|Schedule of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games|
- 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.
Hotel «AKS»address: 41/28, Bytkha St, Sochi
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