2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be the first time that the Russian Federation will have hosted the Winter Games. The Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.
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Sochi 2014 Olympic Games will be held from February 7 – 23, 2014.

The Games will be organised in a coastal cluster for ice events in Sochi, and in the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains. This will make it one of the most compact Games ever, with around 30 minutes travel time from the coastal to mountain cluster.

The Sochi Olympic Park will be built along the Black Sea coast in the Imeretinskaya Valley, where all the ice venues such as the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre, will be built anew for the 2014 Games. The Park will ensure a very compact concept with an average distance of 6km between the Olympic Village and the other coastal venues.

The mountain cluster in Krasnaya Polyana will be home to all the skiing and sliding sports. The mountain concept is again a very compact one with only an average distance of 4km between the mountain sub-village and the venues. There will also be a sub-media centre in the mountain cluster.

Main Olympic events in Sochi, Russia
Culture Olypmpic Games 2014

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