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IOC Ends Sochi 2014 Inspection

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The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Coordination Commission ended its seventh visit to Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Over three days the Commission visited a number of Games venues, including the freestyle, jumping and sliding centres, the Olympic villages, the Olympic stadium, and the Olympic park.

Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy said at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event that the venue is "one of the most spectacular downhill courses on the World Cup circuit".

He said, "the Sochi 2014 venues and operations will be tested, re-rested and tested again over the next two years. We have now seen two of the most difficult sports events to stage on the Winter Olympic program take place on these new Olympic courses. The fact that the venues have been so well-received is a credit to the five years of hard work undertaken by the local organizers and their partners, their teamwork and their ability to deliver".

More than 60 sports events are scheduled in Sochi before the Games begin February 7, 2014.

The Commission visited several Games venues, including the freestyle, jumping and sliding centres, the Olympic villages, the Olympic stadium, and the Olympic park.

During meetings February 13 and 14 the Commission heard reports on several Games-related topics including sport, athletes services, National Olympic Committee services, International Federation services, construction, media services, transport, workforce, accommodation, Games operations, spectator services, the Paralympic Games, marketing, medical services, legacy and technology.

IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli said, "we have been very impressed by the quality and detail of the presentations that have been made this week. The Sochi 2014 team is of the highest calibre and we can see that they have excellent relationships with their stakeholders, which is crucial to the successful delivery of the Games".

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