2014 Winter Olympics

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,[2] 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,[3] 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. The 2014 host city was elected during the 2010 IOC session in Vancouver, prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics. This was the first election of a Youth Olympic Games host city held in an IOC Session. The elections for the host cities of the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and 2012 Winter Youth Olympics were done through p

stal votes by IOC members. 2014 Youth Olympic Games bidding results City NOC Name Votes Nanjing China 47 Poznan Poland 42 April 2009 NOCs to inform the IOC of the name of a YOG Candidate City. (This was changed from February 2009 after several NOCs asked for more preparation time)[1] September 2009 Submission of the YOG Candidature File, YOG Guarantees File, photographic files and Undertaking December 2009 Short-list of YOG Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board February 2010 Election and announcement of the Host City of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games at the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver (before the 2010 Winter Olympics)[2] [edit]The Emblem Usually, each international event has its own emblem,[3] so does the Youth Olympics. The emblem of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games is meaningful. It consists of three parts. The colorful "NANJING" reflects the image of the gate of Nanjing and the features of some Jiangnan houses. The various colors symbolize youths' energetic spirit. Then beneath the colorful picture is the time for the event. The Youth Olympics games will be held in 2014. And it also contains the Olympic flag and the abbreviation of the name. The dialog box around the letters refers to dialogue, communication, exchange and commitment. The whole image displays the philosophy of International style, the Olympic spirit, youthfulness, and Nanjing Culture.