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Sochi is getting ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics

Published on Nov. 3, 2012

Sochi is getting ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics

The Russian Government will set in spring its targets for their first Winter Olympic Games, to be held in Sochi in 2014.

The classification rounds have already been started and some of the competitor got their own place for the Olympics. Albert Demchenko, luge pilot and three-times gold medalist, is among them.

Besides, the facilities are already under construction. The bobsled and luge track, 70% completed and expected to be finished next year, will be the longest in the world and at 1.8 kilometers.

The first international competition to be held in these facilities is the World Cup, which will take place in February, as well as the Olympics.

Sochi will also hold the Paralympic Games in March that year. And to celebrate 500 days until the Paralympics, an online map has been launched to locate facilities for disabled people around the country. Moreover, an event was held to bring the disabled competitors closer to the citizens, who had the opportunity to try some sports such as the sled hockey and the wheelchair curling.

The torch route, the longest ever in Winter Olympics, will be more than one and a half time the circumference of the Earth.

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