Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia

The design team behind Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium is now fighting to keep the roof on the iconic building, which plays host to Russia’s opening and closing ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Games.

Damon Lavelle, principal for the London-based office of Populous which designed the $779-million facility, said he plans to petition the Russian government to leave the stadium’s unique roof structure in place. While the original plan was to e...

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