Looking ahead to Sochi 2014

With the London 2012 Games over, the IOC prepares for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Picture taken from a helicopter on May 18, 2012, shows a general view of the construction area of the Olympic Park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics which will start on February 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MIKHAIL MORDASOVMIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/GettyImages

The Train Station In The Russian Ski Resort Of Krasnaya Polyana , Some 50 Kms AFP/Getty Images

A photo taken on a press tour on February 17, 2012 shows the train station in the Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana , some 50 kms from the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. Russian government officials have brushed off concerns over corruption and delays to insist the venues hosting the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will be completed well ahead of schedule. The first Olympic Games to be held in Russia since the boycott-hit Moscow Games in 1980 should herald another step forward on sport's world stage for the former Soviet Union. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

A Pipeline Near The Russian Ski Resort Of Krasnaya Polyana , Some 50 Kms AFP/Getty Images

A photo taken on a press tour on February 17, 2012 shows a pipeline near the Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana , some 50 kms from the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. Russian government officials have brushed off concerns over corruption and delays to insist the venues hosting the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will be completed well ahead of schedule. The first Olympic Games to be held in Russia since the boycott-hit Moscow Games in 1980 should herald another step forward on sport's world stage for the former Soviet Union. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

A Worker Drills AFP/Getty Images

A worker drills on February 17, 2012 during the construction of the Bolchoi Ice Dome ice hockey venue in the Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana , some 50 kms from the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. Russian government officials have brushed off concerns over corruption and delays to insist the venues hosting the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will be completed well ahead of schedule. The first Olympic Games to be held in Russia since the boycott-hit Moscow Games in 1980 should herald another step forward on sport's world stage for the former Soviet Union. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

Engineers Check The Construction On The Top Of The Bolshoi Ice Dome In Construction AFP/Getty Images

Engineers check the construction on the top of The Bolshoi Ice Dome in construction during a press trip to the Sochi 2014 Olympics venue in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 17, 2012. The Games will be the biggest international event hosted by Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union but it faces the challenge of building much of the facilities from scratch in Sochi city and the surrounding mountains. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014. PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

A Visitor Is AFP/Getty Images

A visitor is on the phone in front of the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2012, during a press trip at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. The Games will be the biggest international event hosted by Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union but it faces the challenge of building much of the facilities from scratch in Sochi city and the surrounding mountains. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics which will start on February 7, 2014. PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

A photo taken on a press tour on February 17, 2012 shows a pipeline near the Russian ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana , some 50 kms from the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. Russian government officials have brushed off concerns over corruption and delays to insist the venues hosting the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will be completed well ahead of schedule. The first Olympic Games to be held in Russia since the boycott-hit Moscow Games in 1980 should herald another step forward on sport's world stage for the former Soviet Union. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A photo taken on February 13, 2012 shows an Olympic countdown clock in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, displaying 753 days left before the event. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will start on February 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Journalists Attend The Presentation Of A Model Of The Olympic Park On February 10, 2012, AFP/Getty Images

Journalists attend the presentation of a model of the Olympic Park on February 10, 2012, during a press trip at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. The Games will be the biggest international event hosted by Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union but it faces the challenge of building much of the facilities from scratch in Sochi city and the surrounding mountains. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics which will start on February 7, 2014. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images)