Here’s what Sochi and the Olympic venue look like right now
Atomic is on scene in Sochi for this weekend’s Olympic Test Event and have just released this video showing how it looks.
It’s not your usual winter landscape like we’re used to seeing at Olympic hosts like Vancouver, Whistler, or Salt Lake City. But Russia is bringing its own vibe to the Games, and it seems from the athlete perspective, it’s a welcome one.
From Atomic Skiing on Vimeo:
In a few days time, Rosa Khutor, the host mountain for all alpine events of the 2014 Sochi Olympics will bear witness to its first ever freeskiing halfpipe competition, the FIS World Cup. Far from being prepared, Sochi and the surrounding area is a 24 hour construction zone. Check out this bizarre place and catch the first couple runs of pipe practice with Beau-James Wells, Jossi Wells, Byron Wells, Mike Riddle and Gus Kenworthy.
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