Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Sochi 2014 Official Site is ready for the Games

With one month to go until the Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee launched a new version of the official site This version is highly interactive, offering easy access to information about the athletes participating in the Games, sport disciplines, competition schedule and the city of Sochi. The site will feature detailed results of all events in real time. In 2014 will become one of the most popular sports sites on the planet - more than 100 million visitors are expected to visit the site throughout the Olympic Games.
The new version of the site consists of five main sections – competition timetables and results, sport, medals, athletes, and countries - enabling visitors to find all necessary information about the Games along with photos and video galleries of key Games moments.
The website is a fundamental resource for Winter Olympics Games fans. The home page features the schedule of events, top news, best photographs, and a countdown clock to the start of the Games in Sochi.
In the "Medals" section, visitors can access information about the awards that will be presented at the Games in Sochi and also previous Games medal standings.
A "Spectator Guide," outlining information on the staging area of the Games, venues and services will be accessible from the site.
The site also includes a "Team support" service, through which visitors will be able to support their favorite athlete or country via a selected social network (VKontakte, Facebook, or Twitter).
Lastly, the "Voice of the Games" news section enables site visitors to learn the most up-to-date information about the Games, Partners and events. The "Voice of the Games" will also provide important information for spectators updated every 15-20 minutes.
The updated version of the site for the Games in Sochi meets all accessibility criteria. The site has special features for users with visual impairments.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will take place between February 7, 2014 and February 23, 2014 encapsulating 17 days of competitions. 98 events will be held in seven Olympic Winter sports (Skiing, Skating, Luge, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Curling, and Bobsleigh).
Sochi was elected as the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 4 July 2007.

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