POSTED: September 24th 2013

Russian filmmaker to release *Rings of the World* documentary on Sochi 2014

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Famous Russian documentary filmmaker Sergei Miroshnichenko will film “Rings of the World,” the official film of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee announced Tuesday.

Miroshnichenko, an international film award winner, expects the film to capture the Olympic values, sports philosophy, advanced technology in sports and the growing role of women in sports at Russia’s first ever Olympic Winter Games. Featuring short stories of prominent athletes, “Rings of the World” will be filmed around the world before and during the Games and is expected to be released September 14.

With the Women’s Ski Jumping and Biathlon Mixed Relay events, Sochi 2014 will have a record number of women athletes, showcasing the rise of women in sports. Behind-the-scenes individuals such as medical specialists, ice makers, software engineers, technicians and other “Games Makers" will also be featured in the documentary.

“Rings of the World” will attempt to capture “a new Russia,” which is dynamic, lively, accessible, with a good sense of humour.

“My mission is to create a movie on intellect and sport,” Miroshnichenko said. “It is usually said that sport is about muscle. I believe that modern sport is about the intellect. And my mission is to make a movie about ideas and high technology in sport. I would like it to be clear that hatred and war are not the best uses of strength and thought.

“Since the film is not just for the audience in Russia, but for the whole world, I would like people when they see this film to realise that there are people with a sense of humour in Russia and that, in general, we have much in common with the rest of the world.”

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin with Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events 6 February before the Opening Ceremony 7 February.

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