Olympics 2014: Olympic Venues

Sochi Costal Cluster

An aerial view from a helicopter shows the Olympic Park under construction in the Adler district of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, December 23, 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in February. The view shows (clockwise from R, top) the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium, the “Shayba” Arena, the “Bolshoy” Ice Dome, the “Ice Cube” Curling center, the “Adler Arena” and the “Iceberg” Skating Palace. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrukonsports087650

Since it was announced in 2007 that Sochi would host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia has been working to build the 12 venues that will host all of the Olympic events. The massive project is done and just days away from hosting the best athletes in the world along with their thousands of fans. 

The venues are split into two clusters with the mountain cluster hosting the many of the skiing and snowboarding events. The costal cluster, located on the shores of the Black Sea, will host the ice events of hockey, curling, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Mountain Cluster

Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex. Events: Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined

Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Events: Freestyle skiing, Snowboarding

Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort. Events: Alpine skiing

RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. Events: Nordic combined, Ski jumping

Sliding Center Sanki. Events: Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton

Sochi Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex

General view of the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 18 December 2013. Sochi will host the Winter Olympic Games from 07 to 23 February 2014. Jens Buettner/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo043424

Sochi Olympic Halfpipe

Snowboarders practice in the half pipe at the Extreme Park, a Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics venue for the snowboard and skiing freestyle events in Rosa Khutor near Sochi February 12, 2013. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive734415

Sochi Olympic Alpine Venue

The men’s downhill course for the Alpine events of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games is seen at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in the western Caucasian mountains near Krasnaya Polyana, some 40 km (25 miles) outside of the Black Sea city of Sochi February 13, 2012. Rosa Khutor is hosting the Alpine events at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive063313

Sochi Ski Jump

View of the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 18 December 2013. Sochi will host the Winter Olympic Games from 07 to 23 February 2014. Jens Buettner/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo043369

Sochi Olympic sled track

View of the Sliding Center Sanki in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 18 December 2013. Sochi will host the Winter Olympic Games from 07 to 23 February 2014. Jens Buettner/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo043473

Sochi Olympic Sliding Center

The Sliding Center Sanki in Sochi. The Sliding Center Sanki is a bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track located in Rzhanaya Polyana. Andrei Golovanov – Sergei Kivrin/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseight603888

Costal Cluster

Bolshoy Ice Dome. Events: Hockey (Gold Medal Game)

Fisht Olympic Stadium. Events. Events: Ceremonies (opening/ closing)

Shayba Arena. Events: Hockey

Ice Cube Curling Center. Events: Curling

Adler Arena Skating Center. Events: Speed skating

Iceberg Skating Palace. Events: Figure skating, Short track speed skating

Sochi Medals Plaza. Events: Medals Ceremonies

Be sure to check out Newscom for all your Olympic coverage including more photos of Sochi’s great Olympic Venues plus some during construction.

Sochi Hockey Arena

A view of the Bolshoi Ice Dome that will host ice hockey events at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Krasilnikov Stanislav Itar-Tass Photos/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: tassphotoslive465614

Inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome

Bolshoy Ice Dome at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Park in Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Krasnodar region, Russia, 30 January 2013. YURI KOCHETKOV/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotos735606

Adler Arena Sochi

A view of the Adler Arena Speed Skating Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Park in Sochi, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Russia, 20 March 2013. MAXIM SHIPENKOV/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotos795917

Inside Adler Arena

Olympic facility, ‘Adler-Arena’ Speed Skating Center. Alexei Boitsov/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericasnine828222

Sochi Iceberg Skating Palace

A night view of the Iceberg Skating Palace. Lebedev Artur Itar-Tass Photos/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: tassphotoslive465505

Iceberg Skating Palace Interior

Inside the Iceberg Skating Palace. Artur Lebedev/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericasnine196503

Sochi Medals Plaza

An aerial view from a helicopter shows the “Iceberg” Skating Palace (top) and the Sochi Medals Plaza (bottom) at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, December 23, 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in February. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlsix208619

Sochi Olympic Flame

A test ignition of the Olympic flame is carried out at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, on Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of the Winter Games the following month. At back is the Fisht Stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies. */Kyodo/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: kyodowc103072

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