Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

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The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics took place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, on 7 February 2014. It began at 20:14 (UTC+4) and finished at 23:02 (UTC+4).

This was the first Winter Olympics and first Olympic Games opening ceremony under the IOC presidency of Thomas Bach.

The Games were officially opened by President Vladimir Putin. An audience of 40,000 were in attendance at the stadium with an estimated 2,000 performers.