SOCHI 2014: First Coordination Commission Visit
The IOC’s Coordination Commission for the XXII Olympic Winter Games will this week make its first ever visit to Sochi the host city of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. The visit, which will run from 22 to 23 April, will allow the Commission, led by Chairman Jean-Claude Killy, to see first hand the sites of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and also meet with the Sochi Organising Committee for the first time since the Commission was formed late last year. The meetings will cover a wide range of Games- and construction, to name but a few, and will allow both sides to build the relationships that will see Sochi 2014 through to successful Games.
IOC Coordination Commission
The IOC, as the guardian of the Olympic Games, assists and monitors the work of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games through the work of the Coordination Commission. The Commission visits the host city once a year until four years from the Games, when the visits become twice yearly until the Games are held. The Commission’s full meetings are supplemented by the regular visits of smaller IOC teams involving the Commission Chairman, selected members of the Commission and members of the IOC administration. The next visit of the Coordination Commission to Sochi will be next year.
Sochi 2014Sochi 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.