The first official Winter Olympics didn’t take place until January 1924 in Chamonix, but ever since winter sports fans have been thrilled by bobsledding, figure skating, and , ski jumping, the games have continued. The games continue to be one of the most sought after events to travel the world to see.

Ninety-eight events in fifteen different sports events will be held for Sochi 2014, and the Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics of any kind for the Russian Federation, as the 1980 Summer Olympics were in Moscow, then the capital of the Soviet Union.

Beginning on February 7th, 2014, a total of twelve new events will take place in Sochi, including figure skating team event, women’s ski jumping, ski half-pipe, and team relay luge. Sochi 2014 will be the biggest Winter Olympics ever! Sochi 2014 will be the début of para-snowboarding at the Winter Paralympics! There will also be alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling at Sochi.

If you are lucky enough to travel to Sochi for the events, here are a few tips on how to get around! Sochi is connected with Krasnodar by air, rail and motor transport. To get to Krasnaya Polyana from Sochi, you can choose bus route 105 from Sochi central bus terminal via Sochi international airport, you can drive, or you choose the more expensive taxi option. Alternatively, a brand new 45-kilometer rail line is being constructed from Adler of Sochi to Krasnaya Polyana to make the transfer simple for travelers during Sochi 2014.