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Winter Olympics 2014 Sochi- Opening ceremony, dates, schedule, logo, mascots & tickets info

Updated on July 9, 2012
Winter Olympics and Paralympics 2014 mascots
Winter Olympics and Paralympics 2014 mascots

7 February 2014 is going to be a great day in the history of Russia with the upcoming XXII Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi. You would have a time period of almost 1 year and 7 months to relax yourself after London summer Olympics 2012. Olympics in winters will definitely warm you from inside and outside as well, with the heats on various grounds. There will be a lot of fun all around for next two weeks after the opening ceremony. As the climate in Russia is subtropical, hence you would love to watch ice capped mountains from the beautiful beaches of Sochi. 2014 Winter Olympics would be an ultimate event for you to share your joys, emotions and the winning moments of your favourite sports champions. If you are really an obsessive fan of Winter Olympics games then you should definitely book your ticket to confirm your presence in winter Olympics 2014 which are going to be held in the provincial town, Sochi. Sochi Organizing committee (SOOC) would be responsible for the organization of this great international multi sport event from 7 to 23 February 2014.

Opening Ceremony Winter Olympics 2014

Opening Ceremony of Sochi Winter Olympics would be conducted on 7 February 2014. The doors will be open for all athletes and spectators. This opening ceremony would no less than a festive occasion for the whole world and especially for Russia. It would be a moment of proud for Russians as they have got an opportunity to host, one of the major international multi sports events for the very first time after 1980 (when it was a part of Soviet Union, hosted Summer Olympics 1980, Moscow). The venue for the ceremony is the “Fisht Olympic Stadium” of sochi.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Logo
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Logo | Source

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Logo and Motto

The motto of Sochi Olympics is “Gateway to the Future”. The official logo is designed with “Sochi.ru” written in its first line, which represents the hosting city Sochi, along with country Russia (ru). Second line contains the year “2014” along with 5 traditional “rings of Olympics”. You can see the logo on the right side.

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Mascots

On the 26th February 2011, The IOC (International Olympic Committee) revealed the mascots for Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Previously on 7th Feb, 2011, total 10 shortlisted designs were shown to public out of 24,000 entries which came through a contest held on 5 Dec, 2010 throughout Russia. And later on, the top three, highest voted entries “the Leopard, the Hare and the Polar bear” were finalized as the official mascots for 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Stamps of Russia 2012 No 1559-61 with the Mascots 2014 Winter Olympics
Stamps of Russia 2012 No 1559-61 with the Mascots 2014 Winter Olympics | Source

Various Sports Events for Sochi Olympics

The games and activities for winter Olympics are different from the Summer Olympics. Winter Olympics are smaller than the summer Olympics as far as the numbers of sport activities are concerned. All sports, which will be played in Sochi Olympics 2014, are 15 in number. There would be total 98 events, to be played under 15 sports. These Sports are listed below


  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Bobsleigh Skeleton
  • Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Luge
  • Figure Skating
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Speed Skating
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Nordic Combined
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboard

Winter Olympics 2014 Schedule and dates

The complete calendar for the dates and the schedule of 2014 winter Olympics is just below your mouse pointer. Various events would be conducted throughout the schedule. Everyday there would be multiple events so you may miss few of them. I would suggest you to book your ticket accordingly. The dates may subjected to change by the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

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full Schedule with dates for 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi
full Schedule with dates for 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi | Source

Sochi 2014 winter Olympics tickets

If you are planning to watch the winter Olympics of Sochi in 2014 then you would probably be glad to know about the dates of booking of tickets. Booking of tickets for Sochi Olympics has yet not been started due to the heavy burden of ticket booking for London Summer Olympics of 2012. But you need not to go anywhere, because the official site tickets.sochi2014.com is the only way to book your tickets. The procedure of getting tickets for Winter Olympics is very simple. You just need to register on the site with some details like: your name, email address, country, city, event for which you are interested and your contact number in advance to be ahead in the queue. You will get the mail as soon as the booking of tickets for Sochi winter Olympics 2014 began.2014 winter Olympics tickets are expected to be available very soon, as soon as the summer Olympics 2012 ends.

Closing Ceremony Winter Olympics 2014

With the new records, and a new history in the era of sports, the winter Olympics at Sochi would come to an end on 23 February 2014 with the celebration of its official closing ceremony at “Fisht Olympic Stadium of Sochi”. I hope, you would love to be a part of this unforgettable sports event.

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