2014 Winter Olympics Time Difference

Many sports fans are not going to live sporting events, but at home watching sports broadcasts. In common with the next Olympic Winter Games. 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be from 7 to 23 February 2014 was held in the Russian resort of Sochi. The position of Russia must be in the Netherlands and Belgium, during the Winter Olympics, taking into account the considerable time difference. The result is that for the truckers in the Netherlands and Belgium Skate during the afternoon hours in the tv?? s booth in programmed.

in Sochi is later than in the Netherlands and Belgium

Time zones

The earth revolves around the Sun and that is why there is a difference in light and darkness. The result is that there are different time zones in the world. The Earth is thus divided into several time zones in an area on the Earth has the same time. The presence of a time zone has been established through the centuries, the time and the related developments to be able to measure the time. The will to uniform timekeeping was also influenced by developments in the railway sector. Until the introduction of a general time, arrested by placing local time. The local time for the introduction of a universal time based on the average 12 noon local time. Now, the time is displayed in a particular time zone as the time difference of the zone Coordinated Universal Time. UTC is almost the same as Greenwich Mean Time.
Time Difference Russia-Sochi
The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in the Russian city of Sochi. Sochi is located in the northern hemisphere with the geographic coordinates for Sochi is 39 ° 43 ‘ N 34.8 ° 46.2. This must be taken into account in 2014 while watching the Winter Olympics with a time difference. The time difference between the Netherlands and Sochi during the Olympics, the Dutch DST 2 hours earlier. During the Dutch winter and so during the Olympic Winter Games is the time difference between the Netherlands and Sochi, 3 hours. For more information about shipping times and the program for the 2014 Winter Olympics can be read here.

Eliminate winter

In 2011, the introduction of daylight saving time was abolished in Russia. According to former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev would adapt to winter every year too much stress and disease have caused among the population. Yet there is among the Russian population have already opposed the evacuation of winter. The long darkness during the winter months would be very disappointing. The decision to abolish the winter in Russia is one of the few by Dmitry Medvedev, during his presidency, reforms that would not be reversed by his predecessor and successor Vladimir Putin. But in 2013, again many discussions on the abolition of the winter season in Russia. This time the rekindled debate on the summer and winter time is partly due to the winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
IOC
Earlier, IOC President Jacques Rogge, in February 2013, a year before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian authorities insisted that the reintroduction of the winter. By doing away with the winter season in Russia is the time difference between Sochi and Western Europe during the winter, three hours. This large time difference has faced much criticism from several Western European tv channels.
European countries without winter
In addition to Russia, Iceland and Belarus also manage no winter. For more information about the winter season in Europe can be read in the article: in summer and in winter, the clock forwards or backwards?