New in 2014! The figure skating team competition, stretched over four days, will make its debut in Sochi. Athletes will compete in ten freestyle skiing disciplines in Sochi.
What happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics?
Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007, during the 119th IOC Session held in Guatemala City. It was the first Olympics to be held in a CIS state after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.
2014 Winter Olympics.
|Host city||Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Stadium||Fisht Olympic Stadium|
|Winter PyeongChang 2018 → Summer Rio 2016 →|
What was the main event of the first Winter Olympics?
On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics take off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports.
Why were the Winter Olympics created?
Events held on ice, such as figure skating (at London 1908 and Antwerp 1920) and ice hockey (at Antwerp 1920) had already featured at the Games prior to 1924, but IOC President Pierre de Coubertin was a strong advocate for integrating as many winter sports as possible in the Olympic programme, arguing that they should …
What event did Russia win the most medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics?
As host, Russia participated in all 15 sports, with a team consisting of 232 athletes. It is Russia’s largest Winter Olympics team to date.
|Event||Men’s 50 km freestyle|
Do Winter Olympics are held every 2 years after leap years?
The Winter Olympic Games is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. Every four years, two years from the leap year.
Why were the Sochi Olympics so expensive?
Investments in the Sochi Games were subject to a substantial amount of corruption and fraud, pushing the price tag higher. One report claimed that between $25 billion and $30 billion of the Olympic investment fund had been embezzled.
When was the last Winter Olympics held?
Host cities for Summer and Winter Olympic Games
|Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||2016|