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Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014

Sochi, Russia, was elected to be the Winter Olympic Games host city for 2014, on July 4, 2007 during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala. It was their first bid for the Winter Olympics. The other two finalists in the hosting bid process were Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea. This was Russia's first time hosting the Winter Olympic Games, though they have previously hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow (when it was part of the Soviet Union).

Sochi Olympic park Sochi Olympic park

The event was held between February 7–23, 2014. The Games was organized within two clusters, a coastal cluster in Sochi and a mountain cluster in Krasnaya Polyana which is 50 km (30 miles) away . See more about Sochi Venues.

About Sochi

Sochi is a resort town located on the Black Sea. The primary venue for outdoor sports was the resort in Krasnaya Polyana district (designed by the same company working on ski slopes for the 2010 Winter Olympics), while Sochi hosted the indoor sports.

Sochi Mascots at the Opening CeremonySochi Mascots at the Opening Ceremony

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