The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off in Sochi on February 7, 2014. This is exciting time for fans worldwide, a time when citizens unite to cheer on atheletes representing their beloved country. In preparation for this global event, organizers focused on modernizing the telecommunications, electrical power, and transportation infrastructures in Sochi.
It is speculated that costs for these upgrades were around $51 billion, surpassing the estimated $44 billion cost of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as the most expensive Olympics in history. Can you imagine the telecommunication super powers at working during these winter games?
You won’t want to miss one moment of the Olympic action which includes 12 new categories, eight of which come from extreme sports. There are a total of 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines. Some of the new must-see events include biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slopestyle, and snowboard parallel slalom.