POSTED: September 7th 2011

IOC member Crown Prince of Denmark visits Sochi 2014

Crown Prince Frederick joined the IOC in 2009 / Sochi 2014 image
Crown Prince Frederick joined the IOC in 2009 / Sochi 2014 image

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: IOC member Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark took time to make a visit to meet the Sochi 2014 organizing committee during Her Royal Majesty Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, state visit to Russia.

Prince Frederick said, “This visit to Moscow is the perfect opportunity for me to meet the top Sochi 2014 team and learn more about the complex preparations for a Winter Games.

“Preparing to host a Winter Games is a challenging task that demands the utmost dedication and togetherness from all parties involved; I am impressed with the Organizing Committee's achievements, under the leadership of Dmitry Chernyshenko.”

Prince Frederick became an IOC member during the IOC session in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009 where Rio was elected 2016 host city and IOC president, Dr. Jacques Rogge was re-elected for his second term.

Sochi 2014 president, Dmitry Chernyshenko, held a working meeting with him to update him on the works and gave him a complete report on the progress for the Games. He also took the time to meet and talk to a number of members of the organizing committee.

Chernyshenko was very pleased that the Prince stopped in, “I’m grateful to HRH Crown Prince Frederick for taking the time to visit the Organizing Committee and to further familiarize himself with the Sochi 2014 Games project, particularly our Sustainable Development Program and the Sochi Games Legacy that we are already delivering today.”

The Prince addressed the team and gave his compliments for the work being done and the warm hospitality and said that he hoped that the Sochi Games would be of the highest standard.

He is accompanying the Queen on the Russian tour during the 6th through the 9th of September.

Keywords · Prince Frederick of Denmark · Sochi 2014 · Dmitry Dmitry Chernyshenko

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