Sochi Olympics venues. Black Sea in the foreground and magnificent Caucasus Mountains in the background. (Click on image to see more detail)
In February 2014, Sochi, the unique Russian resort on the Black Sea will be hosting Winter Olympics. What makes it unique? While the climate on the Black Sea coast of Sochi is sub-tropical, with palm trees and warm sea even in the winter, the nearby Caucasus Mountains have snow caps even in the summer. It is here, in the Caucasus Mountains, at Krasnaya Polyana (meaning, Red Meadow or Beautiful Meadow), that the Winter Olympics 2014 will take place.
In Sochi, for the first time in history, The Winter Olympics will be held in a sub-tropical climate!