Presentation on theme: "Sochi, Russias largest summer resort, located near the border with Georgia, surrounded by the Caucasus mountains. The metropolitan area extends 147."— Presentation transcript:
Sochi, Russias largest summer resort, located near the border with Georgia, surrounded by the Caucasus mountains. The metropolitan area extends 147 km along the shores of the Black Sea, making it the second longest city in the world!
Port of Sochi
Sochi has the world's longest beach. Its length is up to 118 km.
Saint Nicholas Church. Prince Vladimir
Stalins villa in Sochi
Many Russian celebrities have their villas in Sochi.
Sochi, on the Black Sea, until recently was a just cluster of sanatoriums, but will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Russia spent $50 billion to host the Winter Olympics - by far the most expensive games in the history of Olympic sport - $10 billion more than the cost of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and more than 3 times more than the budget of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The ice-rink events will be held in the city of Sochi. The main facilities, Olympic Stadium and press center was built here.
Fiszt Olympic Stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremonies is named from one of Russia's Caucasus Mountains, Fiszt.
Grand Ice Palace, Sochi 2014 Site of the hockey matches, accommodating 12,000 spectators. The dome, like a giant frozen water drop, is shiny and silver by day; at night it is a huge LED screen.
Small Ice Palace / Oddball Arena, Sochi 2014 "Oddball" in Russian means hockey puck. The arena resembles a snow whirlwind. The building is to be dismantled and relocated to another Russian city after the Olympics.
Skating Center Arena Adler, Sochi 2014 This is for the speed skating competitions. The walls of the hall are glazed ice, enabling views of the outside.
Iceberg Skating Palace - designed for figure skating and short distance speed skating competitions.
Olympic Village in Sochi.
Sochi - Theme Park at Olympic Village
The Theme Park
The new railway station, from where you can catch a fast train linking Sochi with the village of Krasnaya Polyana 50 km away in the Caucasus mountains, where the snow competitions will be held.
New roads, viaducts and tunnels on the route.
The ski jumping facility: "Russkie Gorki
Centre for cross-country skiing and biathlon
For several years we built hotels, restaurants, lifts, trails and snow parks - all at lightning speed in time for the Olympics. Currently, we have 21 ski lifts and a total of 72 km of slopes.