February 17, 2014Fog descends on Sochi venuesHalfway through the Sochi Olympics, the weather has turned against the organizers. As thick fog covered the Games’ mountain cluster, they had to postpone some events, including the men’s biathlon mass start on Sunday and Monday’s men’s board-cross qualifiers.
February 15, 2014Sochi style: Fans congregate in Olympic-themed attireOlympic enthusiasts gather for the games decked out in original, bizarre and sometimes silly variations on their national colors. The games kicked off in Sochi on February the 7th, with masses flocking to the Black Sea resort from both Russia and abroad to support their sportsmen and women.
February 11, 2014Coolest Olympic helmet designs seen in SochiWinter sport can be dangerous, and helmets are vitally important for athletes sliding down an icy track with speeds at times exceeding 150 km/h. Some, however, also consider the helmets as means of self-expression, adding wacky art to their design.
January 30, 2014State-of-the-art Olympic venues in SochiSochi Winter Olympics will showcase the latest sporting technology available on the market in newly built venues, to guarantee safety for athletes and the enjoyment of spectators. (Photo credit / Sochi Olympic Comittee)
January 23, 2014Olympic torch relayTorchbearers rising their torches at a foundry of a copper processing plant in the Siberian city of Norilsk, 3000 km northeast of Moscow (AFP Photo / Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee)
January 22, 2014Olympic facilities in SochiThe Sochi Games will be one of the most compact in the history of the Winter Olympics. All competition venues in the Olympic Park are situated within walking distance from each other. The facilities at the Mountain Cluster in Krasnaya Polyana are also easy to reach from Sochi, thanks to a 48-kilometer railroad constructed especially for the Games.
January 21, 2014Olympic medalsWinter Olympics 2014 medals displayed at the presentation of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and 11th Winter Paralympics medals, held while the meeting of the IOC Executive Committee and the SportAccord International Convention was underway at the LenExpo Center. (RIA Novosti / Aleksey Nikolskyi)