Laura is a complex for cross-country skiing and biathlon in Adler area of Sochi, where the Olympic 2014 and Paraolympic 2014 competitions in biathlon and cross-country skiing were held. Laura is located on the crest and slopes of the Psekhako Ridge at Krasnaya Polyana, 90 km from Sochi center and 60 km far from Sochi airport. This venue is located 850-1,430 meters above sea level.
Cross-country skiing is a skiing race on a certain distance on a specially prepared ski-run. It has been an Olympic sport since 1924. All types of skiing are in charge of the International Ski Federation (FIS). It was founded by 14 national federations in 1924 in the French town of Chamonix. Today the FIS members are 123 national skiing associations.
Throughout the 3rd Winter Military World Games the competitions in the following skiing disciplines will be held:
individual freestyle race (10 km for women, 15 km for men);
team freestyle sprint.
Maximum number of participants from a country: six men and six women.