Rebuilding Sochi – The construction of Russia's industrial past was a major theme at the Winter Games' opening ceremony but what will the infrastructure and environmental legacy be for Sochi once the Olympic jamboree leaves town?
Rebuilding Sochi – Sochi has been the focus of a reported $51 billion of investment in the run-up to the Winter Games, with money pouring into stadium construction and infrastructure projects.
Rebuilding Sochi – The spectacular Iceberg Skating Palace is playing host to figure-skating and short-track skating events during the Games. The nearby Fisht Stadium which will host the opening and closing ceremonies, meanwhile, will be transformed to host football matches at the 2018 World Cup once the Games are over.
Rebuilding Sochi – There are now three high end ski-resorts in the mountains surrounding Sochi which will form part of the Winter Games legacy. Sochi, which has a subtropical climate, has traditionally been the hub of the "Russian Riviera" and not winter sports.
Rebuilding Sochi – The Adler Railway Station in Sochi, Russia, another of the key legacy projects of the games. Sochi International Airport was also renovated and new roads have also been built.
Rebuilding Sochi – "I think after the Olympics it will be good because we will have good hotels, roads, a nice airport," says French restaurant entrepreneur Bastien Simonneau.
Rebuilding Sochi – Simonneau runs a French seafood restaurant in the city with his chef father Martial (pictured) along with a bakery and a catering venture.
Rebuilding Sochi – James Larkin, who established a spa resort in the Krasnaya Polyana mountain range above Sochi, told CNN he had moved to Moscow in the last year because of the disruption caused by the Olympics building work.
Rebuilding Sochi – According to some residents, however, the construction work for the 2014 Games has spoiled the surrounding countryside. Here, people work on their vegetable gardens near the construction site of the Olympic facilities in the Imeretinskaya Valley.
Rebuilding Sochi – But Russian officials hope the development of Sochi will help promote the economic and business environment of the city and act as an inspiration for other areas of Russia.
Rebuilding Sochi – Another major project that has yet to be finished is the city's Formula One track. Sochi is scheduled to host its first F1 race in October 2014.