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  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    Sochi 2014: from the beach to the mountains

    Prior to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, Sochi was a summer resort on the Black Sea sitting at the base of the Caucasus mountains, with no winter sports tradition. Hosting the Olympic Winter Games was an opportunity for Russia to take advantage of the nearby mountains, regenerate the seaside resort and develop the costal and mountain areas as a year-round tourist destination. Educational and social projects were also at the heart of the Sochi 2014 legacy vision.
    12 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy
  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    More energy to Sochi

    The Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 accelerated improvements to energy supply in the region, which continue to bring benefits to the local population.
    07 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy, Legacies for Cities
  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    Founding of a new university

    A new university specialising in sport was created as part of the educational benefits of Russia hosting the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.
    10 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    Tourism all year round

    Thanks to the development of winter sports for the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, the region – which was previously a summer tourist destination – now offers year-round activities for tourists.
    08 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy, Legacies for Cities
  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    Encouraging the volunteer movement

    The volunteer movement in Russia was formalised to help run the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, with 17 volunteer centres created across the country. These centres continue to help recruit and commission volunteers for major events, such as the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
    09 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tactics at the fore in athletics mixed relay

    A mini-revolution in athletics is underway, with the introduction of a new event onto the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme: the 4x400m mixed relay. Doha 2019 saw the event make a successful World Championship debut, in which tactics very much came to the fore…
    21 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Noah Lyles, from Nanjing to Tokyo!

    A gold medallist in the 200m at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Noah Lyles is now on track for further success at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, having been crowned world champion in Doha in his favourite distance.
    16 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America, Tokyo 2020, YOG
  • News | Sochi 2014 Legacy

    The Sirius Academy

    Through the Sirius Academy, the Sochi Games created an opportunity to identify and nurture young talent in Russia for the long term.
    11 Nov 2019 | Sochi 2014 Legacy, Legacies for People
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Outstanding October for former YOG stars

    olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    12 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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