The 2014 Winter Olympics (officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games) and 2014 Winter Paralympics (officially the XI Paralympic Winter Games), commonly known as Sochi 2014, were two international multi-sport events that took place respectively from 7 to 23 February 2014 and 7 to 16 March 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
The official emblem of the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 was presented on 1 December 2009. It was the first Olympic logo to be in the form of a web address, a way to reflect the time during which the games were to take place, i.e. the games were going to be very digitally reported and recorded. It also distinguishes itself from other Olympic logos by mostly consisting of a wordmark and not using symbols other than the Olympic rings. The visual identity was created by Interbrand.
Snow Leopard (Leopard), Zaika (Hare) and Bely Mishka (Polar Bear) Snowflake and Ray of Light
A leopard, a hare and a polar bear (Snow Leopard, Zaika and Bely Miska) a snowflake and a ray of light
Silvia Petrova, Vadim Pak and Oleg Serdechny Natalia Balashova and Anna Zhilinsky
The shortlist designs were presented to the public on 7 February 2011. A nationwide campaign to choose for their favorite mascot was also announced on that same day. The final results were decided on 26 February 2011. The Leopard, Hare and Polar Bear became the Olympic mascots while The Snowflake and Ray of Light became the Paralympic mascots. Leopard, Hare and Polar Bear were designed by Silvia Petrova, Vadim Pak and Oleg Serdechny while the Snowflake and Ray of Light were designed by Natalia Balashova and Anna Zhilinsky.