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  • Press Release: Sochi 2014 Looking Forward to Arrival of IOC Experts in Russia


    04/21/08

    Sochi 2014 Confident, On Track and Looking Forward to Arrival of IOC Experts in Russia

    IOC Coordination Commission Will Bring Exceptional Insight to Sochi 2014 and Update Assertion of Sochi 2014's Positive Start to Games Preparations


    Sochi, Russia, April 21, 2008 – The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee for Russia's first ever Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is hard at work and confident about progress ahead of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit to the 2014 Host City, which starts on April 22.

    Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee outlined that his team is looking forward to working closely with the 14 members of the Commission. The members will provide exceptional and diverse experience to Sochi 2014 in its efforts to host a truly once-in-a-lifetime Winter Games and deliver an enduring legacy for Russia and the Olympic Movement.

    Dmitry Chernyshenko said:

    "We are relishing the arrival of the IOC Coordination Commission for their first visit to my beautiful home city, Sochi. We look forward to updating the Commission members on our strong progress and learn from their inspiring mix of experience and knowledge, which will help us deliver the most innovative Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in history.

    Sochi 2014 is on schedule and within budget, with the Foundation Phase of construction for our mountain venues nearly complete. At least 27 construction projects will begin this year, with the remainder starting in 2009.”

    The IOC Coordination Commission visit officially starts on Tuesday, April 22, and runs through to Wednesday, April 23. During this period, Commission members will meet with Sochi 2014 Organising Committee members and key stakeholders involved in preparing for the 2014 Winter Games and tour the proposed sites of the exceptionally compact coastal and mountain venue clusters.

    On Wednesday 23 April, IOC Coordination Commission Chairman, Jean-Claude Killy and Executive Director of the IOC, Gilbert Felli, will host an official press conference to provide an update on what IOC President, Jacques Rogge, called "Sochi 2014's positive start to their Games preparations" in a statement on November 29, 2007.

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