Sochi 2014 Olympics


Jan. 28
AFP photographers offer a look at the preparations underway.

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The Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi will house the figure skating and short track skating events during the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP)

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Visitors pose beneath the Olympic rings in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP)

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Sochi's Bolshoy Ice Dome will house the ice hockey competition during the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP)

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A worker climbs on the roof of Sochi's Bolshoy Ice Dome, which will house the ice hockey competition during the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP)

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The Olympic cauldron in Sochi is tested in preparation for the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP)

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The Olympic cauldron, seen in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome, is tested before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP)

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Austria's Christoph Bieler competes in the Nordic skiing combined team World Cup in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Jan. 25, 2014. (Sven Hoppe/DPA/AFP)

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A girl watches the Olympic torch relay in Elista, capital of the Kalmykia region in southwestern Russia, before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee/AFP)

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Tomass Dukurs of Latvia celebrates after the men's skeleton World Cup finals in Schoenau, Germany, on Jan. 25, 2014. Dukurs placed second behind brother and teammate Martins Dukurs. (Christof Stache/AFP)

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Monaco's Kim Lucine performs during the gala exhibition of the European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Jan. 19, 2014. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP)

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Zsofia Konya (left) of Hungary and Tina Grassow of Germany fall during the women's 1,000-meter quarterfinals of the European Short Track Speedskating Championships in Dresden, Germany, on Jan. 19, 2014. (Robert Michael/AFP)

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Germany's Lisa Zimmermann celebrates after crossing the finish line on her way to winning the women's slope-style skiing event at the Freestyle World Cup in Gstaad, Switzerland, on Jan. 18, 2014. (Richard Juilliart/AFP)

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Marielle Thompson of Canada, Katrin Mueller of Switzerland, Ophelie David of France and Sami Kennedy-Sim of Austria compete during the women's ski cross World Cup final in the French Alps, on Jan. 17, 2014. (Philippe Desmazes/AFP)

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An employee at the Adamas jewelry factory in Moscow works on a bronze medal for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP)

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The gold medal for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was unveiled at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 30, 2013. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP)

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The Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi will house the short track speedskating and figure skating events during the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Francois Xavier Marit/AFP)

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