Sochi 2014 Olympic Teacher competition

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Tsochi teachershe Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the start of the Russian national "Olympic Teacher" competition 2010. The competition is being run both by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee as well as the Russian Ministry of Education and Science as part of the Year of the Teacher. The award ceremony will take place in October in Moscow at an event celebrating World Teachers’ Day and honoring the winners of the Russian national Teacher of the Year competition.

The goal of the Olympic Teacher Competition is to attract more active and creative teachers to help develop educational materials which will give students a fuller idea of Olympic and Paralympic values.


Head of Sochi games learns from London Olympics 2010

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The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics may feel they have their work cut out, however head of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Dmitry Chernyshenko is facing a very huge task. _48768891_sochiarena_afp304

His team faces the challenge of transforming the Black Sea resort of Sochi, and its surrounding area, into a wintersports arena.

This means the construction of a new winter community in the North Caucasus mountains, the construction of 300 kilometres of roads, 100km of rail, 39 tunnels and 24 thermal and hydro power stations.


Sochi Olympics Mascot Contest

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With the coming 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia has started the search for a mascot for the sports event.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, the head of the organizing committee even mentioned that “Every citizen of our country can submit their work”.

To select the mascot, an online vote will be held on February 7th, 2011, 3 years before the start of the games.

Russia’s most famous mascot was Mishka the bear, mascot for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games.

Who knows if the new mascot will achieve such fame ?


The Adyg People

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The Adyg People are known to be the first inhabitants who populated Sochi. This time they are going to share their culture and traditions with the world at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Having a language, traditions and national identity of their own, this ethnic family is getting ready to give a performance of their lifetime.

It’s a fact that the Adyg people are part of the big ethnic Circassian family, who are among the first inhabitants of the Caucasus. Song and dance are in their flesh and blood, and an integral part of life and culture. And in less than four years, they would like to share their culture with the whole world, in Sochi.


Sochi to roll out 4G wireless Network in time For Winter Olympics

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MegaFon and Rostelcom, Sochi 2014 general partners, have run successful tests on the Fourth Generation (4G) wireless data network that is scheduled to be used for the Games. By the first quarter of next year, a full scale test will be executed at the major Olympic area.

Tests showed that data transmission rates reach 100 Mbps which indicates that the Sochi 2014 Games will benefit from 4G networks, which have over 10 times more capacity than 3G.

The system was tested close to the major Sochi 2014 site, Roza Khutor, and operates on LTE (Long-Term Evolution) protocol. Given the location in the challenging mountainous region this proves that the Russian telecom firms are ready to develop the most advanced communication technology in preparation for Sochi 2014.


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