- 02 Oct 2003
- Olympic News
An IOC operational team, led by Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, stated, following a two-day meeting with managers from the Turin Organising Committee, TOROC, and local authorities, that the preparations for the XX Olympic Winter Games are on schedule.
Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the Coordination Commission, and the IOC team paid a visit to the governmental agency in charge of the construction of the sports venues and road infrastructure. He congratulated them for the progress made, particularly on the bobsleigh run in Pariol Greniere and the ski jumping hills in Pragelato. As for all organising committees, the construction schedule is tight, but the necessary measures will be taken - particularly for the construction of the roads leading from Turin to the mountains.
The regional and local authorities presented their activities in the framework of the preparation for the 2006 Olympic Games. A real spirit of cooperation allowed the problems met to date to be quickly resolved; with everyone working for the success of these Games.
Need for more visibility
The communication activities were among the many topics dealt with. The IOC and the Organising Committee share the common view that TOROC needs to achieve greater visibility, on both a national and international level. Although several marketing contracts were concluded recently, there is a clear link to be established between the visibility and reputation of the event and the interest of sponsors. "It's a pity that Italians and the rest of the world are not yet aware that, in 2006, Turin will stage extraordinary Winter Games", Gilbert Felli stated after the meetings.
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