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Rio de Janeiro Summer Games 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host city of the Games will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as announced at the 121st IOC Session (which is also the 13th Congress) held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. They are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016, making them the first Summer Olympics to be held during the host city's wintertime. This will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event.
Development and preparation
Renovations of the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí were completed in February 2012. In March 2012 Rio 2016 selected the winning design for its golf course. The Brazilian government will be investing US$17 billion in funding for mass transit infrastructure that will help in the preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.
The Rio 2016 Coordination Commission most recently visited the city in June 2012.
On June 26, 2011 it was reported on AroundTheRings.com that Roderlei Generali, the COO of the Rio De Janeiro Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, resigned just one year after taking the job at ROOC. This comes just five months after CCO Flavio Pestana quit for personal reasons. Later,Pestana has withdrawl too and during de the 2012 Summer Paralympics a new COO was apponted Renato Ciuchin as new holder of the place.
Venues and infrastructure
Map of Rio de Janeiro showing the competition venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Barra da Tijuca will host most of the venues of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. The rest will be located in three other zones: Copacabana Beach, Maracanã and Deodoro; Barra da Tijuca will also house the Olympic Village.
Rio's historical downtown is undergoing a large-scale urban waterfront revitalization project called Porto Maravilha. It covers a 5-million-square-metre (1,200 acres) area. The project aims to redevelop the port area increasing the city center's attractiveness and enhancing Rio’s competitiveness position in the global economy. The urban renovation involves: 700 kilometres (430 mi) of public networks for water supply, sanitation, drainage, electricity, gas and telecom; four kilometres (2.5 mi) of tunnels; 70 kilometres (43 mi) of roads; 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) of sidewalks; 17 kilometres (11 mi) of bike path; 15,000 trees; three sanitation treatment plants.
Besides the Maracanã Stadium and Engenhão, the football matches will also take place in Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova), São Paulo (Arena de São Paulo), Belo Horizonte (Estádio Mineirão) and Brasília (Estádio Nacional de Brasília). All these stadiums will also be used in the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Sochi Winter Games 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, will be celebrated from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. Ninety-eight events in fifteen winter sports will be held. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC).
Sochi was selected as the host city on 4 July 2007 during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City, defeating bids from Salzburg, Austria; and Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Sochi Olympics are the first Winter Olympics (and first Olympics altogether) for the Russian Federation, as the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were in the Soviet Union.
Construction in preparation for the Games involves the building of new venues; and modernizing the telecommunications, power, and transport infrastructure of the area. This will include the construction of a new Olympic Park by the Black Sea coast in the Imeretin Valley, with venues clustered around a central area. The venues in Krasnaya Polyana will also be new.
Sochi Winter Games Hotels & Packages
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The following are included in 14sb.com Tours Packages*:
• Private Airport Transfer to/from Hotel
• 3-5 Star Hotel Accommodation
• Daily Breakfast
• Vodka Cocktail (we do also serve not alcoholic drinks!)
• Dinner Party (big screen TVs to watch Opening/ Closing Ceremonies)
• Sightseeing Tour
• Winter Games gift bag
• Staff Assistance during your stay
• Access to Ticket Concierge
• Fun & long lasting memories
* Unless there is a different agreement, customized package etc.
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Pyeongchang Winter Games 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, is a winter multi-sport event scheduled to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, between 9 and 25 February 2018. The elected host city was announced on 6 July 2011 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), after the 123rd IOC Session in Durban. Other candidates that applied to host the games were Annecy, France and Munich, Germany.
Pyeongchang won on its third consecutive bid, having lost previously to Vancouver, Canada and Sochi, Russia. It will be the first Winter Olympic Games and second Olympic Games in South Korea; the 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul. It will also be the 6th Olympic Games in the Far East (after the 1964 Summer Olympics, the 1972 Winter Olympics, the 1988 Summer Olympics, the 1998 Winter Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics), and the third Winter Oympic Games there (after the 1972 Winter Olympics and the 1998 Winter Olympics).
On August 5, 2011, the IOC announced the formation of the Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission. On October 4, 2011, it was announced that the Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics will be headed by Jin-Sun Kim. The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) was launched at its inaugural assembly on October 19, 2011. The first tasks of the organizing committee will be to put together a master plan for the games as well as forming a design for the venues. The IOC Coordination Commission for the 2018 Winter Olympics made their first visit to PyeongChang in March 2012. By March 2012, construction was already underway on the Olympic Village.
In June 2012, construction began on a high speed rail line that connects Pyeongchang to Seoul.
The International Paralympic Committee met with the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee for an orientation in July 2012.
The Alpensia Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon will be the focus of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
- Olympic Park of Hoenggye – Ceremonies
- Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium – Ski jumping, Nordic combined
- Alpensia Biathlon Centre – Biathlon
- Alpensia Nordic Centre – Cross-country skiing, Nordic combined
- Alpensia Sliding Centre – Luge, Bobsleigh, and Skeleton
- Olympic Village
- Yongpyong Resort – Alpine Skiing (Slalom, Giant Slalom)
The coastal cluster is located in the city of Gangneung
- Gangneung Indoor Ice Rink – Curling
- Union Hockey Centre – Ice Hockey (temporary)
- TBD Gangneung Sports Complex Speed Skating facility - Speed skating
- Gyeongpo Ice Hall – Short track speed skating and Figure skating
- TBD – Ice Hockey (second facility)
- Stand-alone venues
- Bokwang Phoenix Park – Freestyle skiing and Snowboard
- Jungbong – Alpine skiing (downhill, Super-G, and Combined)