50 days to Sochi
Today, 18th December 2013 marks 50 day until the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS). Athletes, fans, media, volunteers and the Organisers are making their final plans and preparations for the Games which will include 17 days of pure excitement, featuring 98 medal competitions in seven different sports.
A few days ago, the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee released its Official Spectator Guide for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. The guide, which is available at www.sochi2014.com/games/spectator/ and as a mobile app, gives fans access to a wealth of information about the Sochi Games including the official competition schedule, and practical advice about attending the Games.
Meanwhile, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay has passed the halfway mark as it continues its 123-day journey across Russia. The landmark was celebrated in Tobolsk, on the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, with 25 Torchbearers carrying the Olympic flame on a 5.3 km route along the city streets, as well as in the grounds of the Tobolsk Kremlin – the only stone fortress in Siberia.