Book recommendation; Olympic Realities: Sechs Stadte Nach dem Grossanlass / Six Cities After the Games

Olympic Realities Sechs Stadte Nach dem Grossanlass Six Cities After the Games

 

From the author:

World records, heroic stories, tears of the losers. The Olympics are the most important international sporting event when, for two weeks, one city is watched by the world.
Universal enthusiasm and a global media presence politicise the games and provide an opportunity for massive investment. Stadiums become symbols of power.
Days of euphoria are followed by disillusionment. Olympic Realities takes the viewer to six places deserted by the Olympic circus.
Bruno Helbling’s architecture photography raises questions of the significance of these monstrous events.
The impressive pictures are accompanied by six controversial essays, each written by an author with a special connection to the particular Olympic city.
Simultaneously provocative and entertaining, they expose the roots of a system of megalomania, corruption and mismanagement.
Olympic Realities is not only a highly aesthetic record of endurance, but also a sharp portrayal of an inescapable recurrence.

Hardback, 206 pages, English & German, 164 color-photographs
Photography by Bruno Helbling Essays by Werner van Gent, Peter Dittmann, Ahmed Buric,
Francesco Pastorelli, Barbara Lüthi and Martin Müller.
Graphic-Design by Lars Egert
Birkhäuser 2015
ISBN 978-3-0356-0631-7

 

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Sochi 2014; One year on

Sochi 2014 One year on montage

Venues; post Olympic use (by February 2015)

Adler Arena Skating Center

  • Architect: StoryInternational / Cannon Design
  • Cluster: Coastal
  • Olympic Games: Speed Skating
  • Paralympic Games: –
  • Seats: 8.000

Legacy

  • Tennis Academy
  • ITF Fed Cup (2014)

Iceberg Skating Palace

  • Architect: GUP MNIIP mosproject-4
  • Cluster: Coastal
  • Olympic Games: Figure Skating / Short Track Speed Skating
  • Paralympic Games: –
  • Seats: 12.000

Legacy

  • Ice Arena (final function yet to be decided)

Ice Cube Curling Center

  • Architect: Stroyproekt and Ural-Expert
  • Cluster: Coastal
  • Olympic Games: Curling
  • Paralympic Games: Wheelchair Curling
  • Seats: 3.000

Legacy

  • Music venue
  • WCF World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships (2015)
  • World Senior Curling Championships (2015)

Bolshoy Ice Dome

  • Architect: SIC mostovik
  • Cluster: Coastal
  • Olympic Games: Ice Hockey
  • Paralympic Games: –
  • Seats: 12.000

Legacy

  • Home of HC Sochi (Kontinental Hockey League)
  • Channel One Cup (December 2014)

Shayba Arena

  • Architect: CNIIPromzdaniy
  • Cluster: Coastal
  • Olympic Games: Ice Hockey
  • Paralympic Games: Ice Sledge Hockey
  • Seats: 7.000

Legacy

  • Russian Children’s Sports and Education Centre

Fisht Olympic Stadium

  • Architect: Populous
  • Cluster: Coastal
  • Olympic Games: Ceremonies
  • Paralympics: Ceremonies
  • Seats; 40.000

Legacy

  • Currently being converted into a football stadium (capacity: 47,659 seats)
  • Training centre and match venue for the Russia national football team
  • 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup

Laura Cross Country Ski and Biathlon Center

  • Cluster: Mountain
  • Olympic Games: Biathlon / Cross-country Skiing / Nordic combined
  • Paralympic Games: Biathlon / Cross-country Skiing
  • Seats:  7.500

Legacy

  • Resort destination

Olympic Park

Legacy

  • Sochi Autodrom
  • Formula One Russian Grand Prix [Read More]

Sochi Games media centre

Legacy

  • Convention complex
  • Sochi Economic Forum
  • 2015 SportAccord Convention

 

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News articles about Sochi’s Olympic legacy that are worth reading:

Sochi 2014; The Sochi Project

The Sochi Project
Photographs by Rob Hornstra
Texts by Arnold van Bruggen

Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2007 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated region before it finds itself in the glare of international media attention.

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www.thesochiproject.org

Sochi 2014; This weekend first F1 Grand Prix

Circuit map

Formula 1 Sochi Circuit Map

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© Sochi Autodrom
© Sochi Autodrom

Read more about the Sochi 2014 venues

Circuit facts

  • Race Date: 12 Oct 2014
  • Circuit Name: Sochi Autodrom
  • First Grand Prix: 2014
  • Number of Laps: 53
  • Circuit Length: 5.853 km

Sochi Autodrom includes two circuit configurations. The temporary circuit leads across the Olympic Park and is only used for the FORMULA 1 race weekends. The smaller, permanent circuit is suitable for race activities all year long – it is planned to hold track days, test drives and other events.

Source: www.sochiautodrom.ru/en

Onboard view

sochi circuit onboard screencaps

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