Sochi, Russia will
host the 2014 Winter Olympic games
The Black Sea resort of Sochi
Russia was awarded the hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
will be the first Olympic games hosted in Russia since 1980.
Sochi, once a playground for the Russian elite, is a small
resort on the coast of Black Sea. The Russian President Vladimir
Putin vowed to put $12 billion to work and transfer the
Soviet-era resort into a world-class winter resort.
Russia has never hosted Winter Olympics
before, although Moscow was the host city for the 1980 Summer
Great victory not just for the Russian
winter sports, but for the politicians and businessmen. Sochi
still retains its Soviet infrastructure and accommodations, the
current roads will not be wide enough for the Olympic traffic,
and the Soviet-style hotels and villas (datcha) will struggle to
accommodate the number of visitors expected with each Olympic
Billions of dollars will be poured into
Sochi from the government and private investors to reconstruct
the Black Sea resort. A measure welcomed by the region, as well
as the millions of dollars that would be spent by the foreign
Here is a map of Sochi, Russia:
Sochi, Russia map:
Published on 07/05/2007