With the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games less than 500 days away, the IOC’s Coordination Commission will visit the Russian host city this week (9-11 October) to review the organisers’ progress in a number of different areas of Games preparations.
Led by its Chairman, IOC member Jean-Claude Killy, the Commission will hear reports and spend some time visiting venues, as it works with its Sochi counterparts to help them prepare to welcome the world in February 2014.
A wider look
The updates from the Sochi organisers will include a look at specific areas such as venue construction, the Olympic Torch Relay, venue management, accommodation, transport and operational readiness, as well as a wider focus on the overall experiences of different groups at the Games, including the athletes, National Olympic Committees, International Federations, spectators and the media. This will allow the Commission members to understand the development of the Sochi project since their last visit in February 2012.
As part of their visit, the Commission members will tour some of the venues in the mountains, including the national sliding centre, the “RusSki Gorki” Jumping Centre, the “Laura” cross country and biathlon centre, and the endurance village. This will permit them to see firsthand the development of these venues and get a better picture of how Sochi’s planning will be put into action.