will be held from February 7 to 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events in the resort of Krasnaya Polyana. There will be a competition in a total of 98 different exercises in 15 winter sports disciplines. In addition to the fact that it is over 30 years since Russia last hosted Olympic Games (Summer Olympics in Moscow 1980), Sochi will be an unusual place for the Winter Olympics. Sochi is located along the Black Sea in southwestern Russia. Known for the beautiful Caucasus Mountains, with snow-capped peaks that can be seen from the gorgeous beaches. Sochi has a subtropical climate that not only provides a lovely location with sandy beaches, but also has perfect snowy mountains for the Winter Games. On the occasion of the Olympic Winter Games, Central Bank of Russia are presenting an extensive program with many great coin releases. The main series is a series of 16 silver coins that present practitioners in their chosen sports and which also shows an endemic plant of the Sochi area.
These coins have all face value of 3 ruble, silver content 925/1000 and weighs 33.94 grams (1 oz. pure silver), the diameter 39 mm. The coins are in Proof quality and the mintage is only 35,000 coins of each issue.