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Sochi Olympics, Costliest Ever, Begin

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
FEBRUARY 06, 2014

   
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The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will take place from 7th to 23rd February in Sochi, Russia. Both the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.



The Games will host 98 events in 15 disciplines with a number of new competitions including biathlon mixed relay, women's ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slope style, and snowboard parallel slalom.

An Olympic Park has been constructed in Sochi's Imeretinsky Valley on the coast of the Black Sea. Various factors have caused the budget to zomm to Re. 3, 00, 000 Crore, surpassing the Re. 2,64,000 Crore cost of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as the most expensive Olympics.

 



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