Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Why not see how it is going in Sochi where they will welcome the best world sportsmen in 2014.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Big ice arena

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

A new airport is being built next to the old one in Adler.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Those buildings in the background are a press-centre of the Olympic Games and a hotel for journalists.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

One of the Olympic stadiums for skaters.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Washing bridge

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Probably the most attractive Olympic stadium – the Big Ice Palace. Its roof will represent a huge screen with moving images.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

The Palace inside

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

The main arena will seat 12000 spectators

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic stadium “Fisht” – the main arena of the Olympic park where the openning ceremony will take place. It’s a huge structure for 40 000 spectators. 27 000 tons of metal constructions. In 2013 it is going to look like this:

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

In general 50 000 workers are building the objects. There are three shifts, work goes 24 hours a day, with no days off.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

The most unusual object of the Olympic park – cemetery of Old Believers. It will be encircled with high walls.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Palace of winter sport “Iceberg”. It will be the place for skating and short-track competitions.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

This portable structure will be used for cycle race track.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

This stadium is not being built for budget funds like others. Some company called “Omega” sponsors the construction. It will be used as an exhibition hall after the Games.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

One more investor’s project, ice arena “Shaiba” (“Puck”) for 7000 spectators. Some Ural company spends 35, 5 million dollars for the object.

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic village being constructed

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Future press centre of the Olympic Games

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Providing communications on the territory of the Olympic park

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue

Settlement next to the Olympic park

Location: Sochi

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9 thoughts on “Olympic Games 2014: Preparations Continue”

  1. All the money could have spent on schools (and put the Olym. permanently in Greece where they need the tourist dollars).

  2. Now imagine all the people that will arrive by car, that as they drive trough all the parts other than the olympic city, how much poverty and neglect they will see there and then this “modern wonder”.

    Goes to show that Russia will spend limitless amounts of money on status, but does not give a damn about its people.

    • What’s going to happen is that all of the stuff that was built for the Olympics will still be there after the olympics, and the area will have a vastly improved infrastucture of highways and telecommunications. All of this will directly benefit the Russian people, especially the ones that live around Sochi.

  3. (r)evolutionist & guest. Dont you guys tire of just commenting about things that you know nothing about? Which country on earth does not have poverty? Are we then not supposed (world) to have competitions just because people are starving? Just think of what great benefit Russia will derive by hosting this olympics and stop worrying about its people and worry about poverty in your own countries.

    • Poverty has no borders. Education has no borders. Improving education by building better schools, hiring good teachers is anti-poverty. Tourists polluting and trampling ground does not alleviate poverty.

  4. Seno,

    when a nations spends 30 BILLION US dollars on a *sports event* while at the same time it has a steep pupulation decline as well as topping the list of european countries with the number of drug addicts… yes, that is cause for concern.

    There will be no benefit from this, just as there was never any benefit with any olympics game. In every country it happens it has a huge impact on budget, and never leaves after itself something remotely useful.
    Sure, sports are good, sports are fun and healthy. But you do not need to spend astronomical sums of money so that people can figure skate, run, and play with a ball!

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