Sochi 2014 Setup Confirmed for Vancouver Games14.08.2009
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will be officially represented at the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, reminding all visitors of what to expect four years ahead on the calendar.
The ‘Russian Sochi 2014 House’ will be situated in Whistler, Canada, during the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12-21 March, the entire run of the Games. The house will give Sochi 2014 the opportunity to present to each visitor an idea of the unique atmosphere and innovations of Russia’s first Winter Games, four years ahead of its Opening Ceremony.
The Sochi 2014 President and CEO, Dmitry Chernyshenko, presented the facility’s innovative concept at the meeting of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation and Participation of Russian Athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games. The meeting was chaired by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander Zhukov.
During the meeting to discuss Russia’s preparations for Vancouver 2010, Mr. Zhukov emphasized that Russia is taking every step necessary to ensure that its athletes will perform at the highest standard during the Games. He also highlighted the importance of the ‘Russian Sochi 2014 House’ as a facility for Russian athletes to experience the support of Russian sport-lovers.
President and CEO of Sochi 2014 Dmitry Chernyshenko said that the venue will have incredibly advanced communications facilities, including a live video conferencing facility for Russian athletes to share their successes with friends and relatives at home. He added that visitors will not only be able to sample genuine Russian hospitality, they will also get a showcase of Sochi and the whole of Russia.
The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will take place from 12-21 March 2010, with approximately 600 athletes from 45 countries expected to compete in five sports: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling.