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Sochi 2014

Sponsor Spotlight -- IAAF Inks Samsung Deal; High Hopes for Sochi

May 23, 2009

IAAf and Samsung signed a $75 million sponsorship deal. (Getty Images) Track and field’s world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), a...

Sochi 2014 Olympic Chief Sets Ambitious Sponsorship Target

May 20, 2009

Dmitry Chernyshenko wants to wrap up the top tier sponsorship program by the 2010 Winter Games. (ATR/ Panasonic:Lumix) Despite the ongoing global recession, Dmitry Chernyshenk...

On the Scene -- IOC Commission Leader Confident in Sochi Preparations

May 14, 2009

Jean-Claude Killy says the size of the task facing Russia to prepare for the Games is “absolutely immense.” (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix) The head of the IOC Coordination Commission f...

On the Scene -- Sochi's Great Construction Race

May 13, 2009

Dmitry Kozak insists preparations are on the right track. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)The Russian government minister overseeing preparations for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics tells...

On the Scene -- IOC Seeks Progress on Ambitious Sochi Olympic Project

May 12, 2009

The IOC Coordination Commission, led by Jean-Claude Killy (left), is in Sochi this week checking on preparations for the 2014 Games. (Getty Images)Despite the recession hittin...

Sochi Report -- Pro-Kremlin Candidate Elected Mayor

April 27, 2009

The new Sochi mayor, Anatoly Pakhomov, will have a lot to say on how government funds are allocated for Sochi 2014. (Sochi 2014)Anatoly Pakhomov sweeps to victory in the mayor...

Sochi Report -- Dirty Tricks Alleged in Mayor Race

April 24, 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the Sochi mayoral contest is a "genuine political battle. (Getty Images)(ATR) The heated battle to become mayor of Sochi, the 2014 Olym...

Sochi Report -- Gazprom Unveils Olympic Investment; Organizers Seek More Foreign Finance

April 08, 2009

Sochi 2014 head Dmitry Chernyshenko shows off the sponsorship agreement signed with Sberbank on Friday. This week he is meeting with Italian business leaders (Sochi 2014)Sochi...

Sochi Report -- Russia's Largest Bank is Latest Olympics Sponsor

April 03, 2009

 Despite the global recession and a contracting Russian economy, Sochi 2014 inks an agreement with Sberbank to become the third domestic partner of the Winter Olympics. Russia...

U.S. Olympic TV Rights Wait for "Right Moment"

April 02, 2009

The IOC says it can wait to negotiate the U.S. TV rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. (ATR)The chief IOC negotiator for the U.S. TV rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics te...

Sochi Report -- Sochi 2014 Chief Promises Democratic Mayoral Election

March 27, 2009

Sochi 2014 head Dmitry Chernyshenko believes residents of the Black Sea resort will choose a mayor to steer Olympic preparations along the right course. (ATR) As prominent po...

Q&A With Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko

March 26, 2009

Sochi 2014 head Dmitry Chernyshenko visited ATR headquarters in Atlanta Thursday to discuss his meeting with Coca-Cola and Olympic preparations. (ATR) In an exclusive interv...