- Olympic venues, certified with "green" construction standards
- Program for reintroducation for Persian leopard in the Caucasus
The legacy that the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi will leave behind is divided into tangible and intangible. The tangible legacy includes new or reconstructed sports and non-sports venues, necessary for the staging of the Games, transport infrastructure, improvement of the urban environment (for example, the modernization of separate regions of the city, the creation of new public areas, parks and squares), the updating of telecommunications, engineering and energy infrastructure.
One of the largest scale elements of the Games' material legacy in Sochi are the sports facilities. For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's athletes will enjoy access to training centers catering for every winter sport. In the future, the sports venues constructed in Sochi will form a new international center for winter sports, which will include everything necessary, from training venues to hotels and health facilities. A renovated city with modern infrastructure will emerge around this center, including an international airport, hotels, business centers, concert venues and other venues.
After the Games, football matches will be held at the "Fisht" Olympic Stadium, including the football World Cup in 2018. The "Fisht" stadium will also be used as a sports training center for the Russian national football team. After the Games, the "Bolshoy" Ice Dome will become a modern, multifunctional, sports, concert and entertainment center.
Sochi and Southern Russia as a whole will gain more than 367 km of modern roads and bridges and more than 201 km of railway track, including the Krasnaya Polyana – Imeretinskaya Valley electric railway, more than 690 km of engineering networks and upgraded engineering infrastructure, an increase in energy capacity by a factor of 2.5, 210 km of gas pipelines of medium and low pressure and a high pressure Dzhubga - Sochi gas pipeline 174 km in length, sewage treatment of household waste water with a capacity of 255,000 m3 per day, telecommunications, digital television, fiber-optic communications, modern hotels, and a landscaped waterfront.
A radical renewal of the public and social infrastructure of the city is taking place during the preparation of the Games. Full-scale renovation of the city’s cultural venues, schools and pre-school institutions is underway.
In general, the 2014 Games will help transform Sochi from a place known to Russians almost exclusively as a summer resort, into a year-round resort of the highest international level. The staging of the Games in Sochi will significantly increase the investment appeal of the region.