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Sochi 2014

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...

Sochi Report -- Sponsor Category Added, Preparing for Sportaccord

March 18, 2009

Sochi 2014 marketing chief Igor Stolyarov at last Friday's meeting with TOP sponsors in Sochi. (Sochi 2014) As Sochi 2014 opens a new tier one automobile sponsorship category...

Sochi Report -- Litvinenko Suspect May Run for Mayor

March 14, 2009

Lugovoi is wanted in Britain for the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. (Epsilon/Getty Images)The Russian former KGB officer suspected of the murder of Kremlin critic Alexande...

Sochi Report -- Organizers Close to Naming Apparel Sponsor

March 11, 2009

Dmitry Kozak and Dmitry Chernyshenko attended a conference in Cannes, France on Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities in Sochi 2014. (Sochi 2014)Sochi 2014 Olympic organ...

Sochi Report -- Chiefs Target Green Standards for Olympic Construction

March 04, 2009

Olympstroy head Victor Kolodyazhny at the meeting to discuss environmental issues related to venue design and construction. (Sochi 2014)Sochi 2014 organizers affirm their comm...

Sochi Report -- Petroleum Sponsor Named, Budget Cuts Explained

February 24, 2009

The head of the Sochi Olympics tells Around the Rings reports of infrastructure budget cuts are not a sign of trouble, while he points to a record-setting sponsorship as a sig...