Olympic Building on Track
Published: November 30, 2011 (Issue # 1685)
SOCHI — International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge praised Russian organizers for making significant progress in preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Rogge was given a tour of the venues last week by Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of Sochi’s local organizing committee.
Rogge said he had witnessed remarkable changes to the venues since his previous visit to Sochi 18 months ago.
Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said construction of all facilities at Sochi’s mountain cluster will be completed this year and will host international ski, freestyle, snowboard and biathlon events next February and March.
“These national and international competitions will allow us to taste the greatness of the future grandiose event and at the same time test the personnel and main Olympic facilities,” he said.