The organizers of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have just unveiled the sporting event’s futuristic torch, an interesting piece inspired by a mix of Russian folklore, including a mythical Firebird, the country’ surprising contrasts, and space-age technology.
What with Russia getting ready to welcome thousands of foreign visitors from all corners of the globe when it plays host to some of the world’s biggest sporting events in the next few years, officials are undoubtedly keen to make a good impression on them.
The Ukrainian city of Lviv’s proposed bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics looks set to go ahead following the endorsement of Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolesnikov, who said in an interview that he’s confident of the city’s chances of success.
With the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony being less than 500 days away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has applauded Russia for the pace of its preparations as it gears up to welcome the world to its premiere Black Sea resort.
For a ski holiday in a faraway land, consider Bosnia-Herzegovina. The beautiful capital city is Sarajevo, which played host to the Winter Olympics in 1984. For superb skiing vacations, or just camping out next to the campfire at one of Europe’s most famous Winter destinations, Bosnia-Herzegovina presents a unique travel value.