Festival of the North - The Polar Olympics
While there will be hundreds of athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi will also attract thousands of spectators from across the world. As a first-time spectator, it’s likely to be the biggest spectator event you’ve ever experienced. While attending the 21 days of the 2014 Winter Olympics, also remember that Russia has a rich wealth of wildlife and culture to see outside of the Olympic arenas. Sochi is a city that is located on the Black Sea, surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. You can visit the smaller towns of Krasnaya Polyana and their vicinities, where you may get the chance to spot a polar bear or snow leopard. Nowhere in the world are they as accessible as in Russia; and only in the winter months can you see them in Russia.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is the 22nd Winter Olympic Games. The first time that Russia hosted the Olympics was the Summer Olympics in 1980. Now Russia is gearing up for the major winter sports that will comprise the Winter Games: ice hockey, figure skating, ice skating, and many more. While the sports events are taking place, there are other events held to keep the tourists and visitors entertained. Most of Russian cultural events are showcased here, and they are designed to be both fun-filled and culturally informative. Sochi has plenty of museums and historic sites to visit, and it has abundant nature reserves too. So while visiting the Olympic city of Sochi in 2014, you can look forward to several other things to see and do as well.
Russia is miserably cold in winter, so while packing, make sure to bring the warmest of clothes you have; and don’t forget the snow boats. Even though Sochi it is a coastal city, the wind chill makes it much colder. Make your bookings well in advance, at least a year before the event to have a chance to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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