Sochi holds sand sculpture competition

Expectations are running high in Sochi with less than a month remaining before the host city for 2014 winter Olympics is announced. To take minds off the consequences of success or failure, Russia’s southern resort city has held a sand sculpture contest.

Making sand sculptures in Sochi should be difficult as there is no sand in there. But that didn’t stop artists. They brought it with them, to give a master class to the city’s teenagers.

Next month the host for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be announced in Guatemala.

The city is counting the days. And so everything that is taking place here is saturated with Olympic spirit including the City Day celebrations.

With all the events planned for the day, the city squares are still not crowded. The organisers have come across one obvious obstacle – the heat.

Under the baking sun, there is no other option to spend time than the beach. When the air in Sochi gets over 30 degrees Celsius, and the Black Sea is still under 25, no matter what you do, it is impossible to stay out of the water.

Those who chose the beach instead of the city centre celebrations aren’t sorry. After all being in Sochi is already a celebration.