Winter Olympic Venues Near Completion In Sochi, 70% Of Work Finished
As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games approach, the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana "is getting ready to host international competitions at its brand new facilities," according to Galina Stolyarova of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. The biathlon and ski complex, which "boasts arguably the world’s most complex and challenging runs," is set to host the Int'l Biathlon Union World Cup Biathlon competition in March this year. The team "behind the ambitious project" has begun to set its own records. The Alpika Service ski complex "is putting the finishing touches to the world’s longest aerial cableway, which will link the transport hub at the bottom of the Krasnaya Polyana resort with the ski and biathlon complex up at the Psekhako Ridge." The cableway "will have the capacity to serve up to 3,000 people per hour." Work is in full swing at the future transport hub that "will connect those who arrive by train from the Adler-Sochi airport and by bus from the nearby areas to the stadiums by three aerial cableways." The three cableways "will together be able to process up to 7,000 people per hour." At present, about 70% of work is completed (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 1/16).