How was Sochi chosen for the 2014 Winter Olympics? This and more
The 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in February this year at Sochi, Russia. Sochi has provided Russia the first opportunity to host a Winter Olympics after its split from the Soviet Union. Find out how Sochi managed to outdo competition from Salzburg in Austria and PyeongChang in South Korea and successfully become the venue for the Winter Olympics for 2014 on mapsofworld. The Sochi Olympic Park is being readied near the Black Sea coast as a major venue. Krasnaya Polyana is the other venue. Popular games that will be played out are ice-skating, figure skating, luge, speed skating, snowboarding, and so on.
86 countries are participating in these games. Amongst these are Albania, Azerbaijan, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, and South Korea, to name a few. Find more on these countries on our site in our New Maps and Info section.
Also in our Winter Olympics section, find information on 2014 Russia Winter Olympics, the 2014 Winter Olympics Schedule, Winter Olympics Events, the 2014 Winter Olympics Mascots, the Torch Relay map of 2014 Winter Olympics, and Winter Olympics 2014 Venues.
Did you know that in all, five mascots have been chosen – three for the Winter Olympics and two for the 2014 Winter Paralympics? Of these, the Polar Bear, the Hare and the Leopard are mascots for the Winter Olympics. Also, the Fisht Olympic Stadium will host both the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Winter Games. Check out the dates of both the ceremonies.