Passport: Sochi


The Winter Games take place every four years in cold and ideally snowy locations around the world. This year’s games are taking place in Sochi, Russia, the first games to be held in the Russian Federation since the end of the U.S.S.R. in 1991.

Over the course of 17 days, athletes will compete in 98 events in 15 sports. And whether you’re watching for the figure skating, the racing or the curling, billions of people will be following the competition. Learn more about the games, sports and Team USA athletes on the this page throughout the events.

If you want to know what events are happening and keep count of who’s winning what, click over to the official Winter Olympics schedule and results page.