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Satellite Images of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

Pleiades-1 Satellite Image of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – Ski Resort

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Pleiades-1 Satellite Image of Fisht Olympic Stadium Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

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Pleiades Satellite Images (0.5m) – The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games is a major international multi-sport event. Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007, during the 119th IOC Session held in Guatemala City. It is the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of the USSR in 1991. The USSR was the host nation for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

A total of 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines are being held during the Games. A number of new competitions—a total of 12 accounting for gender—are being held during the Games, including biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slopestyle, and snowboard parallel slalom. The events are being held around two clusters of new venues; an Olympic Park constructed in Sochi’s Imeretinsky Valley on the coast of the Black Sea, with Fisht Olympic Stadium and the Games’ indoor venues located within walking distance, and snow events in the resort settlement of Krasnaya Polyana.

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