With the magnificent Caucasus Mountains as a backdrop and stunning purpose-built venues set along the Black Sea coast, Sochi, Russia is ready to host an outstanding Olympic Games.
Competition will take place in two distinct clusters, each with their own venues and Olympic Villages. The Mountain Cluster will see New Zealand’s freeski, snowboard, sliding and alpine athletes compete against the best in the world while just thirty minutes away at the Coastal Cluster the ice sports including curling, long track and short track ice skating will take place.
The games will comprise fifteen disciplines over seven winter sports and importantly will include freestyle skiing halfpipe and slopestyle and snowboard slopestyle for the very first time in Olympic history – exciting news for New Zealand’s adrenaline-focused athletes.
A total of 98 medals will be won at Sochi 2014, up from 86 at Vancouver 2010.
Sochi is located in the Krasnodar region of Russia and has a population of 400,000.
Sports at Sochi 2014
- Bobsleigh: Bobsleigh and Skeleton
- Ice Hockey
- Skating: Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating and Speed Skating
- Skiing: Alpine, Cross Country, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Freestyle and Snowboard
Sochi by Numbers
- 7 sports, 15 disciplines
- 98 medal events (49 men, 43 women, 6 mixed)
- 5,500 athletes
- 25,000 volunteers
- 13,000 media
- 11 competition venues
- 17 days of competition
- 3 billion television viewers