Winter Olympics 2014 Start

Sochi 2014The XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi,Russia. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991. The USSR was the host nation for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

A number of new competitions—a total of twelve accounting for gender—will be held during the Games, including biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slopestyle, and snowboard parallel slalom.The events will be held around two clusters of new venues; an Olympic Park was constructed in Sochi’s Imeretinsky Valley on the coast of the Black Sea, with Fisht Olympic
and the Games’ indoor venues located within walking distance, and snow events will be held at Krasnaya Polyana.*

Australia is fielding it’s largest Winter olympics team ever. Sixty (60) athletes will represent Australia at Sochi 2014. This is the largest Winter Team in history and the first time an Australian Olympic Team has had
more women (31) than men (29). Check out the list of sports being contested at Sochi this year.

Sochi Winter sports

The time difference between Sochi in Russia and Adelaide is about 6 and a half hours. Adelaide is ahead.