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SOCHI OLYMPIC STADIUM, FISHT
The drive from the Sochi Olympic Stadium to the slopes is about bout 52 km or 54 minutes by car.
Krasnaya Polyana will be the main mountain used in competitions. This area is an urban centre about 600 m above sea level on the banks of the Mzymta River. It is surrounded to the south by Mount Aibga which is 2380 m high and to the northeast by the Mount Tchougouch (3238 m).
Krasnaya Polyana is located 60 km from the centre of Sochi and 40 km from the airport linked by express railway. The airport is located at the mount of the Mzymta.
The population of Sochi is about 5,000 people.
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