These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

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The ice of the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

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

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

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

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

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The Iceberg skating arena.

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

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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.

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The Sanki Sliding Center. Capacity: 5,000.

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An Austrian athlete at the Sanki Sliding Center.

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The Bolshoy ice dome is seen illuminated at night.

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

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

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

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

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DISCUSSION

REALLY?!?! - Looks pretty lame being that these are the most expensive games in the history of the olympics...

OH YEAH- thats because they are also the most corrupt games in the history of the olympics.

Not to mention how the games basically distorted the lives of the people of Sochi (go and watch the documentary "The Putin Games").

And don't get me started about the Anti Gay laws being passed in Russia.

GIZMODO- please don't promote these games as a positive thing!