POSTED: March 17th 2014

Sochi City and Sochi 2014 Congratulated for Success of Unprecedented Five-Year

Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Mayor of Sochi City Administration Anatoly Pakhomov / Generations For Peace
Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Mayor of Sochi City Administration Anatoly Pakhomov / Generations For Peace

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) On Saturday, March 15, 2014 the success of the Generations For Peace Sochi Camp 2014 was celebrated by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Founder and Chairman of Generations For Peace, Mayor of Sochi City Administration Anatoly Pakhomov, and CEO of Sochi 2014 Dmitry Chernyshenko. The camp was organized over eight days, which took place at the same time as the Paralympic Winter Games and took five years of collaboration along with the Generations For Peace Sochi “Legacy Today” partnership.

“Our ‘Legacy Today’ partnership with Sochi 2014 and Sochi City Administration over the last five years has, itself, been a ground-breaking innovation. As well as three Sochi Camps and a Sochi Regional Workshop, together we have also supported the actual programs implemented by Sochi Camp Delegates in their own communities, here in Sochi, in different regions of the Russian Federation, and in twelve other countries. That is an unprecedented example of an Olympic Games Organizing Committee and Host City implementing concrete actions to deliver lasting legacy,” stated HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein during the Generations For Peace Sochi Camp 2014 closing press conference.

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein continued on, praising the work of Pakhomov and Chernyshenko along with their teams and honored Deputy Prime Minister Kozak for the assistance of the Federal Government and the Intergovernmental Commission, “Our Sochi Camp success stands on the shoulders of these giants. They have given the world the greatest Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in history, have transformed a city and indeed a nation, and have provided a lasting legacy of volunteerism and grass-roots peace building.”

“Once again, Sochi has risen to the challenge and provided an outstanding experience for our visitors from around the world. And this partnership has helped deliver our ‘Legacy Today’ promise in our city, and in so many other communities. We hope this may be a shining example for other host cities to follow,” declared Mayor Pakhomov.

Chernyshenko stated, “The backdrop of the Paralympic Winter Games has given the Delegates at this Camp the experience of a lifetime. They heard legendary Russian Paralympian, Sergei Shilov, share his personal story, embodying the Paralympic values of courage, determination, equality and inspiration, and then witnessed him light the flame at the Opening Ceremony. This shows the power of sport, and the values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, to inspire youth leadership and volunteerism. We are proud to have partnered with Generations For Peace, the only peace-through-sport organization officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee, to create a lasting legacy of volunteers trained to bring people together, to break stereotypes, build understanding and trust, and reduce violence.”

The participants amounted to 71 youth leaders, which came from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Jordan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Turkmenistan, and the Russian Federation. Generations For Peace will continue to mentor and support them once they have arrived home, as volunteers using sport, arts, advocacy, and dialogue to address local issues of conflict and violence in their communities.

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