OlympicsRacing2014 Olympics Awarded To Sotsji, Russia

FasterSkier FasterSkierJuly 6, 2007

Sotsji in Russia will organize the Olympic winter games in 2014. That was decided by the international Olympic committee on July 4.

Sotsji beat South Korean Pyeongchang by only four votes in the last voting-round, 51 versus 47. Pyeongchang got the most votes in the first round, but Sotsji took over many votes from those who originally supported out-beaten Salzburg, Austria.

Sotsji is a Russian city by the Blacksea at the base of the Kaukasus Mountain. It’s close to Europe’s highest mountain Elbrus, 5648 meter above sea level. The city has a population of 328.000 and is in the Krasnodar-region. The city has an international airport, harbor and railroad connection. The city was founded in 1838 as Aleksandrija and got today’s name in 1896

This will be the first time the winter Olympics will be held in Russia. The summer Olympics was held in Moscow in 1980

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