Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex
- Biathlon World Cup 2012/2013
- Cross Country World Cup 2012/13
- 2014 Winter Olympics
- Winter Paralympics 2014
The Laura biathlon and cross-country skiing center (Russian Комплекс для соревнований по лыжным гонкам и биатлону " Лаура ") is a combined cross-country skiing and biathlon stadium in Russia's Krasnodar region. The facility is located on the Psechako - ridge ( Chrebet Psechako ) about six kilometers from the village of Krasnaya Polyana mountain at an altitude of just under 1500 meters above sea level. NN. It includes two separate stages with their own start and finish areas, and several trail networks. The two stages were officially opened in June 2013 and can accommodate 7500 spectators each.
The center is one of the venues of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014. Sochi city center as a host city is located about 60 kilometers west. On the site of the competitions in biathlon and cross-country skiing and Nordic combined parts are discharged. In the pre-Olympic season World Cup races in cross country and the eighth Biathlon World Cup were there in February and March, 2013 already.
The name Laura is from a wild mountain river in the Caucasus and has its origin in a legend about the eponymous young girl from a rock jumped into the river and was never found.