Ceremonies and events of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia run from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 23. Coverage of the Opening Ceremony will begin on Friday, February 7 at 6:30pm Topeka time. The Olympics conclude with the Closing Ceremony, broadcast at 7:30pm on Sunday February 23.
NBC holds broadcast rights to the games in the United States. Their coverage and times can be found on the NBC Olympics page. A few other helpful links include the Official site , Team USA and the International Olympic Committee.
The library has a few items about the Winter Olympics for adults and kids. Start with Freeze frame: a photographic history of the Winter Olympics by Sue Macy with a foreword by Peggy Fleming. Synopsis: Highlights in the history of the Winter Olympics from their inception in 1924 to today, including profiles of the Olympic athletes and information on the lesser-known winter sports. Also includes an Olympic almanac with information about each Olympiad.
The modern Winter Olympics offers competition in many sports, including Snow Sports (Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country, Biathlon, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard) and Ice Sports (Bobsleigh, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Luge, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Speed Skating).