POSTED: Tuesday May 12th 2009
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IOC Coordination Commission set to view Sochi 2014 progress
Led by Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission for Sochi 2014, and Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director, Olympic Games, the delegation will examine many aspects of the preparations for the 2014 Winter Games.
May 12, Sochi, Russia – The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games today arrived in the Black Sea coastal resort to assess the progress that has been made in delivering Russia’s first Winter Games.
Led by Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for Sochi 2014, and Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director, Olympic Games, the delegation will examine many aspects of the preparations for the 2014 Winter Games. This will include the development of Olympic venues, infrastructure construction, environmental protection, accommodation, transport, education, communications, marketing, technology, legacy and Paralympic preparations.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of Sochi 2014, said:
“I am honoured to welcome the IOC Coordination Commission to my home city and look forward to showing them the excellent progress the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has made since their first official visit. Not a single day has been lost in our preparations and we have much to update them on.”
During a series of meetings on 13 and 14 May 2009, the IOC Coordination Commission will meet with representatives from all functions of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. They will be joined by a series of Sochi 2014 stakeholder partners, including senior members of the Russian Government, Olympstroy State Corporation, Russian Olympic Committee, Krasnodar Region and the City of Sochi.
During his last visit, Jean Claude-Killy, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, said:
“The Sochi 2014 project has made good progress and a lot of exciting initiatives are now underway. I am happy to say that we feel that Sochi continues to be on track.”
The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has just hosted the first International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Project Review in Russia, where major early Paralympic successes were highlighted.
Following the review, the CEO of the IPC, Xavier Gonzalez, who is also participating in the current IOC Coordination Commission visit, praised Sochi 2014’s preparations and outlined that the Paralympic Games in Russia is a great opportunity to further develop Paralympic sports.
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