10 Interesting the Olympics 2014 Winter Facts
If you are interested to know more about Sochi 2014, check the following The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts. The official name of the event is XXII Olympic Winter Games. The location of the event was in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai in Russia. The game took place from 7th to 23rd February 2014. On February 2014, the eve of the opening ceremony was held. The event took a major attention from the world for it was a notable international event. Here are other interesting facts about the Olympic 2014 winter to notice:
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 1: SOOC
SOOC stands for Sochi Organizing Committee. This organization was responsible for arranging the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 2: the selection of the host city
In July 2007, Guatemala City hosted the 119th IOC Session which selected Sochi as the host city. Check facts about the Olympic Torch here.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 3: the first Olympics
In 1991, Union Soviet broke up where Russia then was established. The major event was considered as the first Olympics held in the country.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 4: the Soviet Union and Olympics
Soviet Union in the past had been a host nation for Summer Olympics of 1991 where Moscow was selected as the host city. Get facts about the Olympic rings here.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 5: the number of sport disciplines
There were 15 winter sport disciplines with the total of 98 events conducted during the Olympics 2014.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 6: the new competitions
There were new competitions in Olympics 2014 winter. They included snowboard parallel slalom, ski and snowboard slopestyle, mixed-team figure skating, biathlon mixed relay, half pipe skiing, women’s ski jumping and mixed team luge.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 7: the most expensive Olympics in history
Olympics 2014 winter takes the record as the most expensive Olympics in the history. The planned budget was US$12 billion. But it was expanded into US$51 billion.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 8: the warmest city
Sochi is considered as the warmest city to host Winter Olympics Games for it has the humid tropical climate. The temperature is 42.8 degrees F or 8.3 degrees C in February.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 9: smoking
All Olympic Park bars, public areas, restaurants and Sochi venues were smoke free during Olympics 2014 winter.
The Olympics 2014 Winter Facts 10: the new venues for Olympics 2014 winter
Some of the new venues for hosting Olympics 2014 winter in Sochi included Ice Cube Curling Center, Iceberg Skating Palace, Shayba Arena and Fisht Olympic Stadium.
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