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Sochi Olympics: Where to Watch
February 5, 2014 16:40


The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be held on Friday, February 7. Not all the Russian citizens will be able to see the great show and following competitions first-hand. Where to watch the Olympic Games' broadcasts: at home or on roadside large screens? Find it here.

Most Russians will stay home watching the Olympics on TV. The opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Games can be viewed in live on Channel One and Russia-1 channels on February 7 at 20:14. NTV Plus will also broadcast the Games. According to Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president of  "Sochi-2014" Organizing Committee, a few billion people will be able to watch the live broadcast of the XXII Winter Olympic Games. The games will be shot in ultra-high resolution format and broadcasted by 90 TV channels in 123 countries.

"We are planning to broadcast about 425 hours" Vasily Kiknadze, Director General of Sports Broadcasting said. During 2014 Olympics TV broadcast in Russia, the priority will be given to the competitions featuring Russian athletes. The TV signal will be transmitted by Channel One, VGTRK and NTV-Plus, but retransmitting channels will complement the sports broadcasting with their commentaries, interviews, repots etc. 

Large screen
On the streets of big Russian cities, there will be arranged special Live Sites, where sports fans will be able to watch the Olympics together, cheer their favorite athletes and enter into the spirit of the Games. It is expected that up to 30 million people will visit Sochi-2014 celebration sites in their cities. The sites will be equipped with stages, large screens, professional lighting and sound. Sites will be arranged in the city centers in the existing places for folk festivals and celebrations. The Live Site location in the specific city can be checked on

Live broadcast of the competition can be viewed online almost anywhere in Russia. In order to do this, Internet needs to be set up on the mobile phone, tablet or laptop prior to the broadcast. The addresses of sites that will broadcast in  live can be found on the Olympic Games' official website

Watching in a sports bar
If you do not want to stay home, go to a sports bar. There you can watch the favorite sport competition on the big screen among like-minded people. Find out in advance whether the facility is going to show the sporting event you are interested in, and also reserve a table.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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