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    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

    On February 7th, 2014 the world’s finest athletes have gathered in Sochi, Russia to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games! The U.S. Embassy, Moscow, follows the major developments leading up to the opening ceremonies. Bookmark this site, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter from now until the Opening Ceremony.



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  • History of Olympic Games: the Ancient Olympic Games

    The earliest Olympic Games recorded in history took place in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. That’s only 2,822 km from Sochi, Russia – the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games!  Learn more »

  • History of the Paralympic Movement

    The XI Paralympics will be held in Sochi, Russia and begin on March, 7 2014. In Sochi, Paralympic athletes will compete in five sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling. Each sport is comprised of several individual events  Learn more »

  • Host Cities

    Since the first Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924, 18 different cities have hosted the Winter Olympics. Becoming a host city is not an easy task. The rigorous selection process begins nine years in advance and competition is fierce.  Learn more »

  • Women in the Olympics

    Women Olympians are more than just phenomenal athletes; they are also powerful role models. They demonstrate the enormous possibilities available to girls and women.   Learn more »

  • Olympic Symbols

    The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red […].   Learn more »

  • Olympic Medals & Olympic Torch Relay

    The Olympic medals are designed for each individual Olympic Games by the host city's organizing committee. The medals - gold, silver, and bronze - represent the highest levels of athletic achievement at the Games. Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimeters in diameter and at least three millimeters thick.   Learn more »

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