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 arWinter Olympics Torch Relay Mape 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.


Which are the World’s Top Ten richest countries? See map

Hi Folks, this Sunday sit back and explore some of the now-in-vogue maps on Mapsofworld.  We have updated and mapped for you the world's richest countries in our New Maps section. Did you know that Qatar is the richest and San Marino ranks amongst the top ten richest countries? These countries have been ranked in terms of GDP per capita of each country.

World's Richest Countries Map

Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world, located in northwestern Europe, whose population enjoys a high standard of living. This list of the top ten richest countries in the world is based on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook Database October 2013, which uses the GDP per capita of each country, adjusted for cost of living and inflation rates of different countries.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Soon

Are you awSochi Roads Mapare that the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are fast approaching?

The opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics will be held on the 7th of February, 2014, while the closing ceremony will take place on the 23rd of February 2014. 45 nations have confirmed their participation in the winter Olympics.

Locate in our New Maps section more information about Sochi and the Winter Olympics too. Know more about Russia's rail networks too that will help you travel to Sochi.