Today sees the start of the ninth and penultimate visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission to the city of Sochi. The Commission, led by IOC member Jean-Claude Killy, will be joined this time by representatives of each of the Olympic International Winter Sports Federations.
During this visit, the Commission will be updated by the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee and its local partners on the progress being made on the project, with less than a year remaining until the Games.
Winter Sports Participation
As has happened during the preparations for previous Olympic Winter Games, the seven Olympic International Winter Sports Federations will participate in the opening and closing plenary sessions of the visit, as well as in the working group on sport and the International Federations. This participation helps to cement the already strong collaboration between the federations, the Local Organising Committee and the IOC.
A Full Two Days
Over the course of the two days of meetings, the Commission will hear about Sochi’s progress in areas as diverse as Games operations, the Olympic Torch Relay, technology, culture, education and sustainability. A large part of the meetings will also focus on client experience, with working groups examining the services that will be provided to groups such as the athletes, National Olympic Committees, spectators, the marketing partners, workforce and the media. These full two days will be yet another important step on Sochi’s way to successfully hosting the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.