Infrastructure is all of the Olympic venues, including competition, transportation, communication and others, which are used during the Olympic Games.
- Photo: the famous Beijing stadium, the "Bird's Nest", at the beginning of construction Source: wikimedia.org
New brand of steel - specially for the olympics!
Today Olympic constructions are a familiar sight for anyone and everyone, but at the dawning of the Olympic Movement, the requirements for host cities of the Olympic Winter and Summer Games were minimal. As the saying goes, what is ours is yours. Suffice it to say that for some time there were no special committees that checked the preparedness of cities for the staging of the competitions. However, with the increasing popularity of the Games, the requirements also grew. Now officials from the IOC check everything for conformance to strict international standards! To that point, a unique achievement was established at the Games in Beijing, not only in construction but also in chemistry. Specifically for the erecting of the famous stadium called the "Bird's Nest" for its shape, Chinese scientists produced a special type of steel almost stripped of impurities. This steel made the construction simpler, but it complicated the process of erecting the stadium. However, the Chinese builders met the deadline.
- Photo: the design of the Olympic complex in Sochi. Source: r93.ru
Sochi 2014 'Itinerants'
The infrastructure of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi is truly unique: on the shore of the warm Black Sea, at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains, spreads the most genuine Olympic paradise for athletes and fans. Geographically, Sochi 2014 is two clusters, one of which is coastal and the other, mountain.
But the main characteristic of the Sochi Olympic Games is not so much the matchless natural conditions as much as the potential found in the construction of new Olympic venues; for the first time for the Olympic Games, unique portable venues are being built — the "Shayba" Arena, the "Ice Cube" Curling Center and the "Bolshoy" Ice Dome — which at the end of the competitions will be disassembled in a short amount of time and moved to other cities of Russia.