In 2014 Sochi is going to host the Olympic Games, which Russian people are very happy about, because it will enhance the prestige of the country and in Russia they will have a new world-class touristic city. Some people don’t believe that builders will be able to finish their projects in time but after seeing what they’ve already done, no doubt will be left.
In the picture: Stadium ‘Fisht’ construction. The stadium was named after Mount Fisht which means ‘white head’ (the glacier on top).
- About 3 billion viewers are going to watch the Olympics on TV.
- About 25 thousand volunteers are going to work in Sochi during the event.
- 5500 out of 80 countries are going to participate.
- For 17 days the attention of the people is going to be arrested by the Games.
On the whole, they plan to build 206 buildings by 2014 and just 30 of them are sports objects. The 176 which remain are connected to the city infrastructure and tourism, and are going to turn Sochi into a garden-city.
All ice stadiums are planned to be in a ‘cosmic’ style. This ‘Bolshoi’ Ice Dome is supposed to bring an association with Bolshoi Theater.
They plan to comission this stadium, as well as all sport objects, in 2012. Will they be able to do it in time?
In the basement of ‘Bolshoi’ Ice Dome they’ve built a training skating-rink.
They’ve almost finished the ice arena.
This is ‘Iceberg’ Ice Dome where a figure skating contest is planned to be held. After that they want to turn it into a showroom.
Stadium ‘Fisht’. By the way, after the Olympics, it will host World Cup-2018.
Some competitions will take place at a ski resort called ‘Rosa Khutor’.
Its slopes have a hight of more than 2300 meters, so the biggest part of building materials gets delivered by helicopter.
The cable road will bring you to the top in about thirty minutes.
One of the two clusters with sports objects.
The view’s great!
All tracks will be covered with artificial snow to let the sportsmen compete under equal conditions.
To make artificial snow, they had to build artificial lakes. These are two of them.
These are machines which ram tracks.
Mountain peaks are covered with snow even in late October.
A building with clouds in the background. Isn’t it amazing?!
The track will start here.
Try to find a helicopter in this picture, then a bucket. And then compare them with the running man…
Over 50 thousand builders work in Sochi and almost none of them speaks Russian.