POSTED: August 12th 2014

Sochi 2014 Organising Committee announces dissolution process

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) “The State Registration Bulletin” in Russia published the notification of the dissolution of the Organising Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014.

More than 25,000 people volunteered for this year’s Olympics in Sochi and were joined by more than 53,000 permanent and temporary staff members.

The liquidation commission has already begun for the Organising Committee, which reported an operating profit of 9 billion rubles.

Income from the Sochi 2014 Marketing Program totaled more than $1.3 billion, while 1.1 million tickets were sold through Sochi 2014’s innovative ticketing strategy.

According to the International Olympic Committee’s April 2014 survey of 36,000 respondents from 16 countries, about 94% of Russians said the Games exceeded their expectations. Russia accounted for 33 medals (13 gold, 11 silver, 9 bronze) during the Games – seven more than Norway – to top the medal table.

More than 450 television stations around the world broadcast Russia’s first Olympic Games since the Soviet Union’s hosting of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Summer Games.

The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee started planning, organising, and staging the Games in October 2007, just months after being chosen Host City by the IOC. The Russian Olympic Committee, Ministry of Sport, Tourism, and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation, and the Administration of the City of Sochi were founding members of the Organising Committee.

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