Environmental protection measures are being used in venue construction. These include being climate-neutral, games in harmony with nature, zero waste, and raising environmental awareness in preparing and hosting the 2014 Games. The 100th environmental protection measure was completed in October 2010. Slopes at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort were completed on 26 November 2010. A European Ski competition will take place in early 2011 while a World cup event will take place in 2012.
In October 2010, it was announced that the area around the Coastal Cluster will be used as part of a Formula 1 racing circuit that will hold its first race in 2014. The main concern is in regards to the event's 2014 timing so that it does not conflict with the 2014 Games that will take 7–23 February of that year. Formula1 will not release its 2014 schedule until 2013. Formula 1 doesn't even start the new season until mid March normally and starts in the far East locations like Australia and Malaysia.
On 2 December 2010, FIFA (International Association of Football Federations) awarded their 2018 World Cup to Russia. Among the venues to be used will be Central Stadium (known as Sochi Olympic Stadium in Russia's bid package to FIFA), which will be expanded to 47,659 after the Games. Central Stadium will join two other stadiums that served as venues for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. They are Luzhniki Stadium and Dynamo Stadium, both located in Moscow.