Olympics in the subtropics
• Olympics in the subtropics
Games Sochi are twenty second (XXII) winter in a row. The city is in the subtropics, and February average night temperature of 4 ° C and 10 ° C during the day. Sochi - the warmest of all the cities, host the Winter Olympic Games.
Last Thursday temperature, according to meteorological stations amounted to 19 degrees Celsius. A few photos of what, apart from visiting sports events, you can do at the Olympics in the subtropics.
According to various estimates, Russia has spent on the preparation of the Olympic Games in Sochi, about $ 50 billion. It is based on the funds invested in infrastructure. As a result, the Sochi Olympics was the most expensive in history.
Prior to this, the leaders was listed Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008, which had a cost of $ 43 billion. In the second Summer Games 2012 in London worth $ 15 billion.
But the records of the 2014 Olympic Games do not end there. Sochi - the warmest of all the cities, host the Winter Olympic Games.
The capital of the Olympic Games in 2014 was chosen during the 119th IOC session in Guatemala, July 4, 2007. On the territory of Russia the Olympic Games will be held for the second time (before the Summer Olympic Games were held in Moscow in 1980), and for the first time - the Winter Games.
The names of the three candidate cities - Sochi, Salzburg and Pyeongchang. He won our city. Looking at the photo, and do not think that goes far Winter Olympics.
The Coast Guard said the water temperature is 16 degrees, a few brave souls swim. However, the Internet claims that the temperature around 10.
September 24, 2012, exactly 500 days before the start of the Winter Olympics, the president of the Organizing Committee "Sochi-2014" Dmitry Chernyshenko announced the slogan of upcoming events: "Hot. Winter. Yours. "
This sentence is in three words will show all the variety and character of Russia. The word "hot" and simultaneously sends to the venue of the games - Sochi - and to "inflame the passions of sports." The word "winter" means the year in which games are held, as well as the image that comes to mind at the mention of aliens with Russia. "Your" symbolizes that the upcoming Games will be "the Olympics everyone."
In English slogan reads as follows: Hot. Cool. Yours. Should pay attention to the fact that the slogan in English carries the additional connotations as the word cool, in addition to the basic meaning of "cold" (ie winter), has spoken to "cool, cool". According to Chernyshenko, the phrase in three words allows you to show all the variety and character of Russia. It is interesting that not all foreigners understand the meaning of this slogan - Hot. Cool. Yours.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has published a climate map, which marked the capital of Winter Olympic Games. The average temperature of February night at Sochi is 4 ° C and 10 ° C during the day.
Most often, the Olympic mascot is depicted in the form of an animal, the most popular in the host country athletes, or in the form of an animated fictional creatures. Registered Site Visitors "Talisman Sochi-2014" had the opportunity to evaluate the proposed options mascots on a scale. The absolute leader in popularity ranking among the mascot became Anura "Zoycha" Moscow artist Egor Zhgoon. But Olympic organizers considered it "a symbol of protest."
According to the approved results of the final vote 26 February 2011, selected three mascot - Leopard, White Bear and Bunny. Mascots of the Winter Paralympic Games in 2014 became Ray and Snowflake.
unofficially called Sochi summer, southern and resort "capital" of Russia.
Beaches in the Olympic Games is not put in order. As they were 5 years old, and have remained. It seems that since the Soviet era there doing nothing at all.
At the end of the Olympic Games on the same objects will be held 2014 Winter Paralympics.
At the moment, Russia with six gold occupies the 4th place in the medal standings. Ahead - Norway, Germany, the United States.
hot. Winter. Your. Or the Olympics in the subtropics.