Home page GENERAL GAMES TEAM USA HISTORY USOC
QUICK FACTS
SCHEDULE
VENUES
Download Media Guide
Credits
Skip Navigation LinksHome Games Quick Facts
QUICK FACTS
February 7-23, 2014
BY THE NUMBERS
  • 7 sports, 15 disciplines
  • 98 medal events (49 men, 43 women, 6 mixed)
  • 17 competition days
  • 11 athletic venues
  • 2,900 athletes
  • 25,000 volunteers
  • 13,000 media
  • 3 billion worldwide television viewers
  • 85 National Olympic Committees
  • 3 sports that have appeared in every Olympic Winter Games – ice hockey, skating and skiing
NEW MEDAL EVENTS (12)
In total, 98 medal events will be contested in seven sports across 15 disciplines, an increase from 86 at the Vancouver Games. With ski jumping being added for women, the only sport discipline not contested by both genders is Nordic combined, which remains a men's event.
  • Biathlon – relay (mixed)
  • Figure skating – team (mixed)
  • Freestyle skiing – halfpipe (men, women), slopestyle (men, women)
  • Luge – team relay (mixed)
  • Ski jumping – individual normal hill (women)
  • Snowboarding – slopestyle (men, women), parallel slalom (men, women)
AT A GLANCE
  • The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games mark the first Olympic Games (either summer or winter) for the Russian Federation, as the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow were held in the former Soviet Union.
  • The Games are taking place in two areas: a coastal cluster in Sochi and a mountain cluster in Krasnaya Polyana, making for one of the most compact Games ever with less than an hour travel time between the two clusters. For the first time in history, all ice arenas will be within walking distance in the Olympic Park, which also features the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Village and Main Media Center.
  • With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games competition beginning with figure skating (team), freestyle skiing (moguls) and snowboarding (slopestyle) on Feb. 6, it marks the first time in history that a Winter Games have started events before the Opening Ceremony (Feb. 7).
  • Sochi has a population of 400,000 and is situated in Krasnodar, which is the third largest region in Russia. Nicknamed the “Russian Riviera,” the resort town is the longest city in Europe – stretching 92 miles along the Black Sea – and is equidistant from Istanbul and Moscow (approximately 995 miles).
  • Sochi is the first city with a subtropical climate to host an Olympic Winter Games. The city enjoys 300 days of sunshine annually, with average winter temperatures ranging from 37-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The city is situated at the latitude of Toronto and Nice, France.
  • Improvements to Sochi's existing transportation infrastructure included a reconstructed terminal at Sochi International Airport and a new 29-mile long Adler-Krasnaya Polyana combined road, which enables more efficient transportation during Games-time.
2014 U.S. Olympic Team Media Guide