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If you want to know more "official" stuff, this pdf file has info on all the bids




"Sochi proposes a very good concept based around an ice cluster and a mountain snow zone 49 km/ 50 minutes apart. The bid puts forward a new approach to the ice cluster which takes the form of an Olympic Park. The Olympic Park would be newly constructed 25 km from Sochi city centre on the coast of the Black Sea, 7 km from Sochi airport and would include all ice venues, the main Olympic Village, the Olympic Stadium for Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Medals Plaza, the International Broadcast Centre /Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC) and IOC hotels. The Krasnaya Polyana mountain zone would contain all snow and sliding venues, an Olympic Village and a media sub-centre.


The Municipality of Sochi extends from the coast to the mountain zone thus encompassing all Olympic venues under a single, governing body.


With the majority of competition and non-competition venues to be built, the Sochi bid presents both an opportunity to create a new “custom-built” winter sports area with state-of-the-art facilities, but also the challenge of a major construction project within a defined period.


The concept is driven by the strong vision “Gateway to the Future”, with the following objectives:


– to transform Sochi into a year-round tourist destination

by maximising the large scale summer tourism infrastructure during the winter season;

– to develop Russia’s first world-class ski resort;

– to create a centre for winter sports in Russia;

– to establish Russia’s first alpine, sliding and ski jumping


– to implement Russia’s new philosophy of investing

domestically for the future."

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