Coordination Commission arrives in Sochi for fifth visit
The IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games opened its fifth visit to the Russian host city this morning. Led by Jean-Claude Killy, the Commission is meeting its Russian counterparts and numerous different stakeholder groups in the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana this week. Krasnaya Polyana will be the site of all of the snow and sliding disciplines in 2014, and recently held its first successful international Alpine skiing events with the FIS Europa Cup for men and women.
Meetings And Visits
The Commission will be in the Black Sea resort for the next three days, and will combine technical meetings with visits to some of the venue sites, in order to see the progress being made for the Games. The Commission will look at areas such as Games operations and services and the experience of different client groups like the athletes, National Olympic Committees, International Federations, spectators and the media. There will also be a working group looking at the Paralympic Games during the visit.
Sochi was elected as the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 4 July 2007. Sochi won the vote against the cities of Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) in the second round of voting. The Russian city edged out PyeongChang 51 votes to 47, with Salzburg having been eliminated in round one. The Sochi Games will play host to the seven Olympic Winter sports currently on the Olympic programme and will run from 7 to 23 February 2014.