The Olympic Games are the most important sporting event in the world. Hundreds of athletes prepare for it their whole lives and those who make it to the Olympic podium become an example to millions of others. Their achievements remain part of the history of the sport and of the Olympic Movement forever.
The modern Olympic Games have a history that dates back thousands of years and are currently at the very peak of their development.
In October 2009, Copenhagen hosted the XIII Olympic Congress, which was unprecedented in its scope. Following the Congress, decisions were made which determined the direction of the Olympic Movementâ€™s development for the next 15 years.
Among them was the decision to expand the Summer Olympic Games program: from 2016, rugby and golf fans alike will be cheering on their favorite athletes at the Olympic Games competitions.
The Olympic Games in Sochi will be holding events in 15 disciplines of 7 winter sports: