POSTED: June 21st 2012
Sochi 2014: Winter Games organizers pulling out all the stops with Russia Park
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
June 21 – One of London’s famous landmarks Kensington Gardens will host the city’s biggest ever Russian event highlighting the upcoming winter Games at Russia.Sochi.Park.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, president and ceo of Sochi 2014, said “We are delighted to be bringing Sochi to London and offering the world a flavour of what can be expected at the next Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
This is an initiative with the Russian Olympic Committee and Sochi 2014 Organising Committee and comprises two areas – Russia.Park and Sochi.Park.
“The world is fascinated by Russia,” added Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee. “Russia.Sochi.Park offers an opportunity to really experience all the sights, tastes, sounds and people of Russia.”
Russia.Park will be a festival-style fun park, spread over a 10,000m2 area in Perks Field and Sochi.Park is set up as a winter wonderland with a high-tech visitor experience that takes guests through Russia to Sochi, the next Olympic host city via high-tech interactive digital experiences including a 4D chairlift ride up the Krasnodar mountains. Both sites will operate between July 26 and August 12 during the London Games.
The organizers finally got their approval and Sochi Park will also include an ice arena on which the biggest ice spectacular ever to be staged outside Russia will be presented: “Sochi - Small Stories of a Big City”, starring 6 Olympic and 18 World Champion ice skaters including llya Averbukh and Tatiana Navka.
Paul Deighton, LOCOG ceo, said “I warmly welcome the Russian Olympic Committee to London, and look forward to Russia.Sochi.Park in London this summer.”
Russia has raised the bar on hospitality venues.
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