Sporting legacy in the making
Much of the recent investment in Sochi has focused on the development of modern, world-class athletic facilities. A series of impressive venues now punctuate the city and, in the distance, the Caucasus Mountains are crisscrossed with ambitious new trails. Tucked away in the same mountain range, tennis superstar Maria Sharapova hosts an elite tennis camp training the best and brightest up-and-comers in her sport. With more high-tech sporting facilities developed in recent months, Sochi's future as an athletic stronghold looks promising. The city made its first appearance on the Formula 1 calendar in 2014 with the Russian Grand Prix - a race last held in 1914.