The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will take place in February. Sochi is prepared to receive a tremendous amount of tourists but not everyone can afford to take a trip to see the Winter Olympics. This is why all the evens will be available on the Internet, besides being shown on TV.
The Media Center opening is scheduled for the 7th of January. We should start seeing some reports and online news-feeds become available after this date. You can already watch the Olympic Torch Relay live or relive the best moments thanks to videos posted on the Internet. You can also find some great videos from the volunteers working on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Some of these volunteers have their own YouTube channel and have been sharing great videos via social media.
Athletes should arrive a Sochi shortly before the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony will take place on the 7th of February and will be broadcast all over the world. The event will be covered by at least one channel in every country so there should be many video feeds available besides the official one.
The competition will take place at two different sites. The Sochi 2014 committee built a coastal cluster and a mountain one. The coastal cluster is also known as the Olympic Park. The opening and closing ceremonies will both take place at the Fisht venue in the Olympic Park. The coastal cluster will be used for events such as ice hokey, speed skating, short track, figure skating and curling.
Athletes will have to go to the mountain cluster for events like the biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, the Nordic combined, alpine skiing, free style skiing, snowboard, bobsleigh, the skeleton and the luge event. Between the two venues, some events will take place simultaneously, which means you will have to choose which one you want to watch.
The best way not to miss anything is to check the scheduled events in advance and make a list of the ones you would like to watch. The official Sochi 2014 website has a very detailed schedule that lists all the competitions as well as their date and time. TV channels usually cover the most exciting events such as ice hockey or figure skating but the Internet will make it very easy to follow the less popular events.
Where can you watch the Winter Olympics online? Checking the official Sochi 2014 website is a great place to start. You will find links to the official YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram. Subscribe to these social media feeds so you can stay up to date with upcoming events and receive links to the new YouTube videos posted. You can already check the Sochi 2014 YouTube channel for some videos that highlight the work of volunteers or present the venues.
Many TV channels will cover the Olympics and have live streaming available. You should check the official website of the channels you usually watch. You can already find a comprehensive list of all the channels that will broadcast the Sochi 2014 events. In the U.S., NBC Sports has a contract to broadcast the Olympics until 2020. NBC will have live streaming available, delayed coverage on TV and will let you stream everything online as well as on mobile platforms. You will also be able to find streaming on the SportFive, Sky Sports or BBC website.
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics should be an exciting opportunity to the world’s best athletes compete against each other. The Internet and online streaming will make it very easy to follow all the events in real team.