POSTED: July 30th 2012
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Sochi.Park: Russian hosts go all out with a winter wonderland adventure at London 2012

Head of the Sochi 2014 Games, Dmitry Chernyshenko, met with the press together with (L) Alexandra Kosterina VP of communications / SFC
Head of the Sochi 2014 Games, Dmitry Chernyshenko, met with the press together with (L) Alexandra Kosterina VP of communications / SFC

The press mingled with the mascots and took pictures / SFC
The press mingled with the mascots and took pictures / SFC

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

July 30 - Maybe we are just kicking off the London 2012 summer Olympics however Sochi 2014 is only just around the corner.

Russia.Sochi.Park in Kensington Gardens sets the scene depicting a winter wonderland complete with an ice rink.

To get Olympic fans excited about the next edition of the Olympic Games the host country Russia has setup two impressive pavilions to welcome visitors and give them a taste of the hospitality and sports excitement waiting for them when they arrive.

The international media corps were treated to an exclusive preview and were able to take a virtual trip to Sochi and learn about the many aspects of the project that will be the core part of the winter Games.

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak, the President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov and the President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko were on hand to meet the press.

Chernyshenko explained, "Once the London 2012 Games are over, Sochi 2014 will pick-up the baton. We will try to do everything possible to ensure that Sochi.Park guests are given a lasting impression of Sochi, and genuinely feel as if they have been in a winter wonderland right in the middle of summer".

The theme of the pavillion is to showcase Russian culture, traditions, sport and innovation, under the "Journey to Sochi" concept including a number of dedicated zones.

Olympic press are normally pretty reserved when it comes to the most exciting sports event on the planet, but quite a few captured the moment to have their first pictures taken with the three official mascots: the snow leopard, the polar bear and the hare.


Keywords · Sochi 2014 · winter Games · Dmitry Chernyshenko


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