Clear-Com at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

Sanki Sliding Center - RusSki Gorki Jumping Center - Bolshoi Ice Dome

Clear-Com intercom systems are installed as permanent systems at three  Olympic sporting venues at the Sochi mountain cluster and the Sochi coastal cluster. The systems will be used for production communications during the 2014 Sochi Games. After the Games, the systems will stay at the venues for use at future sporting and/or concert events

SANKI Sliding Center
Part of the mountain cluster is The Sliding Center "Sanki". It is built at the Alpika Service Mountain Ski Resort, with its track finishing area at Rzhanaya Polyana.
State-of-the-art ice preparation technology ensures optimum temperature control along the entire length of the track.
Mass sliding on sledges, sleighs and snow saucers has been a traditional Russian pastime since the times of Peter I and sledges have always been an integral part of winter leisure for all children in Russia. They are a source of positive emotions and pleasant childhood memories and the name highlights the flavor of the Games and accurately reflects the functional purpose of the sports venue. The word "Sanki" is also harmonious in most foreign languages.

SANKI Sliding Center


For communication issues the following Clear-Com equipment is installed:
• Eclipse HX-Omega digital matrix system
     CAT5 connection to the 11 key-panels
     IP connection using IVC-32 card to the 7 desktop panels
• 11 x V-Series key-panels (at the following positions: Judges, Security service room x 2, Central communication room,
• External line room, Results processing, Security guards, Timing room, Project managers, Audio producer, Video producer)
• 7 x V-Series desktop panels (at the following positions: Junior Start, Training start, Tourist start, Men’s start position,
• Women’s start position, Ammoniac station, Weigh building)
• IMF-3 with 5 x FOR-22 interface modules to provide 4-wire lines
• FreeSpeak Integra using EQue card for 16 wireless beltpack connections on the BOB route

RUSSKI GORKI Jumping Center
The "RusSki Gorki" Jumping Center is part of the mountain cluster of the Sochi Winter Olympics and is located in Esto-Sadok village on the northern slope of the Aibga Ridge.
The facility’s location at the junction of two ridges was selected by international experts in order to make ski-jumping facilities harmonious with the surrounding landscape and to protect athletes from side winds.
The complex is comprised of the latest Olympic K-95 and K-125 ski jumps.
The name "RusSki Gorki" evokes associations with the shape of the venue (the ski jumps) as well as Roller coasters that are sometimes referred to as "Russian mountains" in English. It also plays on the abbreviation "Rus" and the word "Ski", together denoting the English slang word for a Russian person. Nearby is the "Gorki Gorod" venue, where the Mountain Media Village is  located.


RUSSKI GORKI Jumping Center

For communication purposes the following Clear-Com equipment is installed:
• Eclipse HX-Median digital matrix system
• 8 x V-Series key-panels ( at the following positions: Judge Tower, Venue Producer, Associate Producer, Announcer-English,
• Announcer-Russian, VCC Operators DJ, Announcer-Track)
• IMF-3 frame with 5 CCI-22 interface modules for connecting with analog systems
• 4 x PS-704 provides power supply to 32 analog beltpacks for the Start point, Finish line, Ceremony line and Broadcast line.


The "Bolshoy" Ice Dome is part of the costal cluster of facilities of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The complex includes the «Bolshoy» Ice Dome, the “Shayba” Arena and a training rink and will host the Ice Hockey competion of the Olympic Games. All Ice Hockey venues are located in close proximity to one other, providing maximum comfort for athletes and guests of the Games.
The "Bolshoy" Ice Dome complex has a capacity of 12,000 seats and iscovered by a dome. The design of the "Bolshoy" Ice Dome is based on the image of a frozen drop. After the Games, the "Bolshoy" Ice Dome will serve as an ultra-modern, world-class multi-purpose sports and entertainment center.
The name of the Ice Dome highlights the characteristics of this sports venue. The "Bolshoy" will is one of the biggest Olympic venues for hosting events and will house one of the most popular sport of the Winter Olympics, ice hockey. Equally, the word "Bolshoy" is understandable and familiar to representatives of many different countries, evoking an instant association with Russia’s Bolshoy Theatre, the traditions of the Russian school of ballet, figure skating, ice hockey and other achievements of the biggest country in the world.



The communication equipment consists of the following Clear-Com products:
• Eclipse HX-PiCo digital matrix system
• 7 x V-Series key-panels (at the following positions: Timing Judge, Informer Judge, SlowMotion Operator x 2, Audio Producer,
• Stage Operator, reserve)
• 2 x Tempest2400 Base Stations (linked via 4-wire to the PiCo)
• 10 x Tempest2400 wireless Belt Stations

Part of the Clear-Com Equipment at the three venues


Clear-Com Contact

Judy Cheng
Marketing Director
[email protected]
+1 (510) 337-6676