POSTED: December 30th 2009
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Sochi 2014 counts 1500 days to the opening of Russia's first Winter Games

Gornaya Karusel will host the Olympic ski jump competition and the Alpine media village / Image: Sochi 2014
Gornaya Karusel will host the Olympic ski jump competition and the Alpine media village / Image: Sochi 2014

Work on the bypass road is coming along and will enhance traffic flow in and around the city / Image: Sochi 2014
Work on the bypass road is coming along and will enhance traffic flow in and around the city / Image: Sochi 2014

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

SOCHI, Dec. 30: Sochi officials are proclaiming a ramping-up of preparations for the first Russian Winter Olympics to mark 1500 days until the opening of the Games.

The Black Sea coastal city and Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort area are undergoing a facelift with new sports facilities and infrastructures to enhance the region.  As the winter sports world looks to Vancouver looming on the horizon Russia readies in anticipation to get the chance to take up the baton once the Canadian edition hands over the responsibilities.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014 ceo, said: "Today marks 1500 days until the world's finest athletes will take part in an inspirational Winter Games for the first time in Russia. That means 1500 opportunities to deliver thousands of achievements that will make Sochi 2014 a innovative Games, with a long-term legacy for sport and society.

"2010 is a big year for us. We will receive the Olympic Flag at the end of Vancouver 2010 and take a full and active role in the IOC Observer Program at those Winter Games.

"We will see SC Olympstroy deliver major progress in the development of all Olympic and Paralympic venues and state-of-the-art infrastructure - and our record-breaking commercial program will go from strength-to-strength, including launching the program to create our Olympic and Paralympic mascots and announcing many more commercial partners for Sochi 2014.

"Quite simply, you will see Sochi 2014 accelerate in 2010 as we make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime Olympic and Paralympic opportunity."

The Sochi Olympics will take place between February 7-23, 2014.


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