The Road to Sochi 2014

IOC President Jacques Rogge

IOC President Jacques Rogge

Sochi, the Russian city on the shores of the Black Sea will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games from February 7 to 23, 2014. Sochi will have a coastal cluster for ice events and a mountain cluster located in the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains for skiing and sliding sports. A new metro will connect the Olympic Park with the airport and the venues in Krasnaya Polyana.

It is the first time that the Russian Federation hosts the Winter Games; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.

Fifteen winter sport disciplines, organized as seven Olympic sports, were included in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The three skating sports disciplines are: figure skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. The six skiing sport disciplines are: alpine, cross-country skiing, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding. The two bobsleigh sports disciplines are: bobsleigh and skeleton. The other four sports were: biathlon, curling, hockey, and luge.

But before athletes reach the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony, they need to excel during trials. Speed skaters will compete in a World Cup event Nov. 15-17 and bobsled and skeleton athletes will contest one Dec. 6-7. The speed skating and short-track trials will take place from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. The U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships will be held at Soldier Hollow in Midway from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7, while the freestyle World Cup for aerials and moguls will be held at Deer Valley Resort from Jan. 9-11 before a freeskiing Grand Prix for halfpipe and slopestyle takes place at the Park City Mountain Resort on Jan. 17-19.

Here is the road to Sochi:

EVENT SPORT LOCATION START END
FIS Snowboard World Cup (parallel giant slalom) Snowboarding Rogla, Slovenia 2/8/2013 2/8/2013
Lake Placid World Cup 8 Luge Lake Placid, New York 2/8/2013 2/9/2013
ISU World Cup Short Track #6 Speedskating Dresden, Germany 2/8/2013 2/9/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (slopestyle) Freestyle Skiing Silvaplana, Switzerland 2/9/2013 2/9/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup (snowboardcross) Snowboarding Kongsberg, Norway 2/9/2013 2/9/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Willingen, Germany 2/9/2013 2/10/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Zao, Japan 2/9/2013 2/10/2013
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Nordic Combined Almaty, Kazakhstan 2/9/2013 2/10/2013
ISU World Cup Long Track #7 Speedskating Inzell, Germany 2/9/2013 2/10/2013
2013 National Championships Curling Green Bay, Wisconsin 2/9/2013 2/16/2013
Sochi World Cup 9 Bobsled/Skeleton Sochi, Russia 2/11/2013 2/17/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup Snowboarding Sochi, Russia 2/11/2013 2/17/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Klingenthal, Germany 2/13/2013 2/13/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Freestyle Skiing Sochi, Russia 2/13/2013 2/19/2013
ISU Long Track World Allround Championships Speedskating Hamar, Norway 2/16/2013 2/17/2013
FIS Cross Country World Cup Cross Country Skiing Davos, Switzerland 2/16/2013 2/17/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Oberstdorf, Germany 2/16/2013 2/17/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Ljubno, Slovenia 2/16/2013 2/17/2013
World Wheelchair Curling Championship Wheelchair Curling Sochi, Russia 2/16/2013 2/23/2013
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Cross Country/Nordic Combined/Ski Jumping Val di Fiemme, Italy 2/20/2013 3/3/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (aerials) Freestyle Skiing Kiev, Ukraine 2/23/2013 2/23/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup (parallel slalom) Snowboarding Moscow, Russia 2/23/2013 2/23/2013
Sochi World Cup 9 Luge Sochi, Russia 2/23/2013 2/24/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup (L – downhill, super combined) Alpine Skiing Meribel, France 2/23/2013 2/24/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup (M – downhill, giant slalom) Alpine Skiing Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 2/23/2013 2/24/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (moguls, dual moguls) Freestyle Skiing Inawashiro, Japan 2/23/2013 2/24/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (ski cross) Freestyle Skiing Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic 2/24/2013 2/24/2013
ISU World Cup Long Track #8 Speedskating Erfurt, Germany 3/1/2013 3/3/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup (L – downhill, super-G) Alpine Skiing Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 3/2/2013 3/3/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup (M – downhill, super-G) Alpine Skiing Kvitfjell, Norway 3/2/2013 3/3/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (ski cross) Freestyle Skiing Grindelwald, Switzerland 3/2/2013 3/3/2013
IBU World Cup Biathlon Sochi, Russia 3/4/2013 3/11/2013
FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Freestyle Skiing Voss/Oslo, Norway 3/5/2013 3/10/2013
World Short Track Championships Speedskating Debrecen, Hungary 3/7/2013 3/9/2013
US Nationals Biathlon Fort Kent, Maine 3/7/2013 3/10/2013
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Nordic Combined Lahti, Finland 3/8/2013 3/9/2013
ISU World Cup Long Track #9 Speedskating Heerenveen, Netherlands 3/8/2013 3/10/2013
FIS Cross Country World Cup Cross Country Skiing Lahti, Finland 3/9/2013 3/10/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Lahti, Finland 3/9/2013 3/10/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup (L – slalom, giant slalom) Alpine Skiing Ofterschwang, Germany 3/9/2013 3/10/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup (M – slalom, giant slalom) Alpine Skiing Kranjska Gora, Slovenia 3/9/2013 3/10/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup (snowboardcross, parallel GS) Snowboarding Arosa, Switzerland 3/9/2013 3/10/2013
ISU World Figure Skating Championship Figure Skating London, Ontario, Canada 3/11/2013 3/17/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Kuopio, Finland 3/12/2013 3/12/2013
FIS Cross Country World Cup Cross Country Skiing Drammen, Norway 3/13/2013 3/13/2013
FIS Alpine World Cup Alpine Skiing Lenzerheide, Switzerland 3/13/2013 3/17/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Trondheim, Norway 3/15/2013 3/15/2013
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Nordic Combined Oslo, Norway 3/15/2013 3/16/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (moguls, dual moguls, ski cross) Freestyle Skiing Are, Sweden 3/15/2013 3/17/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup (slopestyle) Snowboarding Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic 3/16/2013 3/16/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup (parallel GS) Snowboarding La Molina, Spain 3/16/2013 3/16/2013
FIS Cross Country World Cup Cross Country Skiing Oslo, Norway 3/16/2013 3/17/2013
World Women’s Curling Championship Curling Riga, Latvia 3/16/2013 3/24/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Oslo, Norway 3/17/2013 3/17/2013
FIS Snowboard World Cup Snowboarding Sierra Nevada, Spain 3/19/2013 3/25/2013
FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Freestyle Skiing Sierra Nevada, Spain 3/20/2013 3/26/2013
World Men’s Curling Championship Curling Victoria, BC, Canada 3/20/2013 4/7/2013
ISU Long Track World Single Distance Championships Speedskating Sochi, Russia 3/21/2013 3/24/2013
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ski Jumping Planica, Slovenia 3/22/2013 3/24/2013
FIS Cross Country World Cup Cross Country Skiing Falun, Sweden 3/24/2013 3/24/2013
IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Ice Hockey Ottawa, Canada 4/2/2013 4/9/2013
2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship Sled Hockey Goyang City, Korea 4/12/2013 4/20/2013
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Ice Hockey Stockholm, SWE/Helsinki, FIN 5/3/2013 5/19/2013
100 Days to Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games     10/30/2013  
U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling Curling Fargo, N.D. 11/11/2013 11/16/2013
U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping   12/26/2013 12/31/2013
U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Speedskating Speedskating (Long Track) Kearns, Utah 12/27/2013 1/1/2014
U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Speedskating Speedskating (Short Track) Kearns, Utah 1/2/2014 1/5/2014
2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Figure Skating Boston, Mass. 1/5/2014 1/12/2014
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games   Sochi, Russia 2/7/2014 2/23/2014
Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games   Sochi, Russia 3/7/2014 3/16/2014

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