With an unusually active winter just wrapping up, not many of us want to start thinking of the next one already.Â But since next winter happens to be a Winter Games year, you can never start too early!
The 2014 Winter Games will be hosted in the beautiful city of Sochi, Russia.Â Before you start shivering, keep in mind that Sochi is actually a resort city on the Black Sea and has a much milder winter climate than most of us associate with Russia.Â Sochi also has a lot to see and do besides watching the various Olympic events.Â Here are some exciting things to see as a tourist in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games.
No list of what to see in Sochi would be complete without mentioning the venues.Â The Olympic Park, known as the Coastal Cluster, is near the Black Sea and will connect all the coastal Olympic venues to each other.Â They are all within walking distance from another, and include the venues for ice hockey, curling, speed skating and figure skating.
Five Winter Games venues will be situated in the Caucasus Mountains in the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort area.Â This area is also called the Mountain Cluster and all of the outdoor venues are located here.Â They include skiing, snowboarding, luge, skeleton, bobsleigh and biathlon. Continue reading