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A look back at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

February 07, 15:31 UTC+3

On February 7, 2014 Russia's Fisht Stadium housed the opening ceremony of the Winter XXII Olympic Games

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Fireworks exploding behind the Olympic torch, announcing the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics
Fireworks exploding behind the Olympic torch, announcing the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics
Fireworks exploding behind the Olympic torch, announcing the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
Fisht Stadium housed the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games on February 7, 2014
Fisht Stadium housed the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games on February 7, 2014
Fisht Stadium housed the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games on February 7, 2014
© AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je, Pool
Large helium inflatables creating the elements of St. Basil's Cathedral during the ceremony
Large helium inflatables creating the elements of St. Basil's Cathedral during the ceremony
Large helium inflatables creating the elements of St. Basil's Cathedral during the ceremony
© AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Performers acting out Russian Maslenitsa at the Fisht Olympic stadium
Performers acting out Russian Maslenitsa at the Fisht Olympic stadium
Performers acting out Russian Maslenitsa at the Fisht Olympic stadium
© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Team Russia with flag bearer Alexander Zubkov marching during the ceremony
Team Russia with flag bearer Alexander Zubkov marching during the ceremony
Team Russia with flag bearer Alexander Zubkov marching during the ceremony
© AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Olympic mascots, the Leopard, the Polar Bear and the Hare
Olympic mascots, the Leopard, the Polar Bear and the Hare
Olympic mascots, the Leopard, the Polar Bear and the Hare
© AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool
Children performing at the Fisht Olympic stadium
Children performing at the Fisht Olympic stadium
Children performing at the Fisht Olympic stadium
© AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky
Performers recreating the fifth Olympic ring that didn't open during the ceremony in Sochi
Performers recreating the fifth Olympic ring that didn't open during the ceremony in Sochi
Performers recreating the fifth Olympic ring that didn't open during the ceremony in Sochi
© AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring the 2014 Winter Olympics open at the Fisht Olympic Stadium
Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring the 2014 Winter Olympics open at the Fisht Olympic Stadium
Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring the 2014 Winter Olympics open at the Fisht Olympic Stadium
© AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool
People waving the national flag during the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
People waving the national flag during the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
People waving the national flag during the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
© AP Photo/Wong Maye-E
Fireworks exploding after the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Fireworks exploding after the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Fireworks exploding after the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
© AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
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Fireworks exploding behind the Olympic torch, announcing the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
Fisht Stadium housed the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games on February 7, 2014
© AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je, Pool
Large helium inflatables creating the elements of St. Basil's Cathedral during the ceremony
© AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Performers acting out Russian Maslenitsa at the Fisht Olympic stadium
© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics
© AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Team Russia with flag bearer Alexander Zubkov marching during the ceremony
© AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Olympic mascots, the Leopard, the Polar Bear and the Hare
© AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool
Children performing at the Fisht Olympic stadium
© AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky
Performers recreating the fifth Olympic ring that didn't open during the ceremony in Sochi
© AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring the 2014 Winter Olympics open at the Fisht Olympic Stadium
© AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool
People waving the national flag during the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
© AP Photo/Wong Maye-E
Fireworks exploding after the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
© AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

On February 7, Russia celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Winter XXII Olympic Games in Sochi. Sochi Olympics drew 2,800 athletes from 88 world countries who contested Olympic medals in 15 events in seven winter Olympic kinds of sport. The 2014 Winter Olympics were the first ones held in a CIS state since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Check out TASS photo gallery to remember this historic athletic tournament.

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