These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will start on February 6th, 2014. The Russian Empire has built a bunch of brand new arenas for the upcoming winter sports fiesta. This is our collection of the artistic-futuristic architecture of the Sochi Games, built from scratch in the past few years.

Outside of Shayba Arena, Alder, Russia. The Shayba Arena is designed to accommodate 7,000 spectators. The venue will host Olympic ice hockey competitions and Paralympic ice sledge hockey competitions.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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Fisht Olympic Stadium, Alder, Russia. Capacity: 40,000. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held here, after the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games it will be used as a venue for Russian national football team matches and as a training center.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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A view of the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the Ice Hockey will take place. Capacity: 12,000.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The ice of the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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A view around the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster, Sochi, Russia.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Iceberg Skating Palace, center, and the Fisht Olympic stadium, right.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Ivan Sekretarev/AP


A worker drives a Zamboni machine across the ice in the Iceberg Skating Palace. Capacity: 12,000.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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A worker cleans the exterior glass walls of the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Iceberg skating arena.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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Two stray dogs stand in front of the Main Media Center in Alder, Russia.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Bolshoi Ice Dome, background center, the Iceberg skating arena, right, and the Fisht Olympic Stadium, left, are illuminated at night.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Sanki Sliding Center. Capacity: 5,000.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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An Austrian athlete at the Sanki Sliding Center.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Bolshoy ice dome is seen illuminated at night.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Ivan Sekretarev/AP


A volunteer walks along a concourse at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Olympic cauldron for the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: David J. Phillip/AP


The Ice Cube Curling Center. Capacity: 3,000.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center. Capacity: 7,500.

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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Top photo: Michael Heiman/Getty Images