Sochi 2014, Russia
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, a city located in the federal subject of Krasnodar Krai in Russia, from 7th to 23rd February, 2014. These will be the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Sochi is located near the international border between Russia and Georgia, on Russia's coast along the Black Sea. The 22nd Winter Olympics will be followed by the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.
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|Fact about 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics|
|XXII Olympics Host City||Sochi, Russia|
|Sochi Olympics Dates||Feb 7 to 23|
|Opening Ceremony||7 February|
|Closing Ceremony||23 February|
|Stadium||Fisht Olympic Stadium|
|Venues||Sochi Olympic Park (Coastal Cluster) and Krasnaya Polyana (Mountain Cluster)|
|Motto||"Hot. Cool. Yours."|
|Names of Mascots||Bely Mishka (Polar Bear), Snow Leopard, Zaika (the dore hare)|
|Number of Events||98|
|Number of Sports||7|
|Sochi Time Zone||MSK (UTC+04:00)|
|Sochi Dialing Code(s)||+7 8622|
|Sochi Coordinates||43°35′07″N 39°43′13″E|
The Sochi Winter Olympics will be the first Olmpic games organized in Russia since the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, during the days of the erstwhile Soviet Union. Sochi was chosen as the host city at the 119th International Olympic Committee Session held on 4 July 2007 in Guatemala City.
The opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics will be held on the 7th of February 2014, while the closing ceremony will take place on the 23rd of February 2014.
There will be 15 winter sports in the 2014 Winter Olympics, for which 88 nations will be competing across 98 events. The events are as follows:
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