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  • Charm factor will help us, says Sochi bid chief


    06/27/07

    Chernyshenko, an advertising guru and born in Sochi, added that the fact Russian president Vladimir Putin would be leading the delegation to Guatemala City for the vote on July 4 was equally significant.

    Sochi also received a boost when the influential publication 'Around The Rings' came out and declared that all three bids - the other two are last time runners up Pyeongchang from South Korea and the Austrian resort of Salzburg - were now level pegging.

    "However, despite all this good news we are not over confident, though, at the same time I am not nervous," said Chernyshenko.

    "We are in good shape, however, and we are building up great momentum and we will carry onto the end."

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