SOCHI 2014 | Quarterly Newsletter
The Organizing Committee for the XXII Olympic
and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in ...
Issue 20 | December 2013
Dear friends,
This autumn was overflowing with events for the Sochi 2014
Organizing Committee. We...
Issue 20 | December 2013
Fire, a gift from the gods
As per tradition, the Sochi 2014 Olympic flame
was lit in Olympia, the...
Issue 20 | December 2013
Olympic torch conquered Space
Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Ryazansky and Oleg
Kotov, have taken the...
Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013
76
100 Days To Go
At 20:14 Moscow time on 29 October 2013, OMEGA
countdown ...
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100 Days To Go
On 27 November, 100 days before the start of the first
ev...
Issue 20 | December 2013
New IOC President Thomas Bach
meets the Sochi 2014 team
On his first visit to Sochi as President ...
Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013
13
Sochi 2014 posters bring Games
branding to Sochi
In December, Sochi 2014...
Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013
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With only three months before the first-ever Russian
Olympic Winter Game...
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Sochi 2014 venues overview16
“Bolshoy” Ice Dome (1)
The “Bolshoy” Ice Dome, where the biggest ice hockey
matches will b...
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Sochi 2014 venues overview18
“Rosa Khutor” Alpine Center (1)
The “Rosa Khutor” Alpine Center's Olympic courses
total 9k...
21
The first venues in Sochi receive
“Very Good” BREEAM ratings
The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) is
the...
Environment and Sustainability22
Sochi hosts 10th IOC World
Conference on Sport and the
Environment
From 30 October to 1 N...
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule
Note: All the sessions end times
include the flowers or victory cerem...
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Curtains up for the Paralympic
Games dress rehearsal!
On 18 and 19 November 2013, Sochi 2014 held
a ...
Sochi 2014 Newsletter
Sochi 2014 Ticketing Program
On 25 November 2013, the Sochi 2014 Main Ticket Centers opened in Sochi...
Sochi 2014 Newsletter
Sochi 2014 mittens
knit fans together
Winter Games fans from around the world can keep warm
whilst s...
Sochi 2014 Newsletter
I-Teco save time at hi-tech Games
I-Teco, the leading Russian IT provider, has become the
Sochi Unif...
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BOSCO, Sochi 2014 General Partner and Licensee,
has become the Sochi 2014 official retail operator.
...
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Money, money, money – Sochi 2014
commemorative relics launched
During the 100 Days To Go celebration...
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  1. 1. SOCHI 2014 | Quarterly Newsletter The Organizing Committee for the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi 40 Bolshaya Ordynka str., Moscow, Russia, 119017 Phone: +7 495 984 2014 This edition was prepared with the assistance of Kommersant Publishing House FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GAMES IN SOCHI The Olympic flame lights up Russia | The IOC gives Sochi preparations the thumbs up | With 100 Days To Go, Sochi is accessible! | Winter Games tickets on sale – don’t miss out! | Sochi 2014 volunteers get ready to welcome the world | Cultural Olympiad: winning talents to wow guests of the Games Sochi 2014 Newsletter | Issue 20 | December 2013
  2. 2. Issue 20 | December 2013 Dear friends, This autumn was overflowing with events for the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. We began with the launch of our record-breaking Olympic Torch Relay, the longest national Torch Relay in the history of the Winter Games. The Relay began in Moscow, under the gaze of the world’s media and thousands of sports fans from both Russia and further afield, with all the logistical difficulties that this entails. It was not easy, but we delivered. Today the Olympic flame has visited more than 40 Russian regions including such surprising places as the North Pole, the “Mir” kimberlite pipe the Avachinsky Volcano, and Lake Baikal. Astronauts, Sergey Ryazansky and Oleg Kotov, have even taken the torch into space. And we still have more surprises in store for you! • We celebrated 100 Days To Go to the Olympic Games on a grand scale. Events were held all over Russia: Olympic rings were set up in Sochi, Ryazan, Novy Urengoy, Salekhard and Kaluga; and Olympic lessons took place in Moscow and other cities. During the celebrations, the official Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games volunteer and workforce uniform was also revealed in Sochi. • On the eve of this significant date, Thomas Bach visited Sochi for the first time since his inauguration as IOC President. He participated in the presentation of the uniform; met the Sochi 2014 team; and, together with Vladimir Putin, opened the new modern Adler railway station. • At the same time, the important IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment took place for the first time in Russia. For Sochi 2014, one of our priorities has always been the preservation of the unique nature of the region and we will completely fulfill our Bid Book commitment to compensate for the carbon footprint of the Games’ preparation and staging. For the first time in the history of the Olympic Movement, we are also voluntarily compensating for the footprint of both spectators and media representatives’ flights. • Within the 100 Days To Go to the Paralympic Games celebrations, an unusual sculpture park has opened as part of the Cultural Olympiad. The sculptures have been created by children with a disability and famous modern artists. Paralympic lessons also took place around the country, and Sochi 2014 volunteers arranged a flash mob in support of the Paralympic athletes. • The Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi are an amazing opportunity to see the world’s sporting elite in action, rivaling the Olympic Winter Games in passion and determination. Ticket sales for these inspirational competitions began at the end of September, and a ticket can be purchased for just 350 rubles. • After a summer break, ticket sales for the Olympic Winter Games began again in the autumn. Demand for tickets has exceeded all expectations with several tens of thousands of tickets quickly bought, and 150,000 requests processed within the first hour. Tickets are still available so anyone can come and see the first Winter Games in Russian history for themselves. • In Sochi, we are now ready to receive our guests from around the world. It will be a truly unforgettable experience for all. See you in Sochi soon! DMITRY CHERNYSHENKO President and CEO Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee “ We will do our best to ensure that our athletes and guests feel comfortable at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games regardless of their ethnicity, race or sexual orientation.” VLADIMIR PUTIN PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION “ The Winter Games in Sochi are my main objective at the start of my journey as there are only a couple of months before the competitions. I will work and make every effort to ensure the Sochi 2014 Games are successful!” THOMAS BACH PRESIDENT OF THE IOC “ Everything was prepared to perfection. We visited all the venues in the Coastal area and the Mountain cluster and it was all very impressive. Practically everything is ready for the Games.” JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY CHAIRMAN OF THE IOC COORDINATION COMMISSION “ The implementation of the barrier-free environment program in Sochi is in its final stages. As a result, Sochi will have a world-class barrier- free environment for people with a disability. Currently, many Russian cities are adopting similar steps. The Paralympic Games have served as a catalyst for the speedy implementation of this program in Sochi.” DMITRY KOZAK DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION “ Practically everything is ready for the Games in Sochi! Everything has been prepared to perfection. We visited all the venues in the Coastal and the Mountain Clusters and it was all very impressive.” ALEXANDER ZHUKOV FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE DUMA OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE 1 Views from the Top
  3. 3. Issue 20 | December 2013 Fire, a gift from the gods As per tradition, the Sochi 2014 Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, the home of the ancient Olympic Games. A large scale theatrical production was performed in the ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Hera. Greek priestesses, dressed in tunics and sandals, performed a traditional ritual before the sacred flame was lit. The High Priestess, in a symbolic prayer to Zeus and Apollo, asked the gods to light the Sochi 2014 torch with the sun’s rays. After the ceremony, the Sochi 2014 Torch Relay began its journey through Greece and its islands with 250 torchbearers covering 2,000km through the streets of 33 Greek towns. On 6 October, the Olympic flame was transported to Moscow on a special Aeroflot flight, before being met in Red Square by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, who launched the longest national torch relay in the history of the Olympic Movement. The torch journeys through time and space During its first 54 days, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay traveled over 33,000km. The scale of the Olympic Torch Relay is comparable with the vast size of Russia. As it travels through Russia, the torch is passing through different climate and time zones: the sunny autumn is being replaced by snowy winter, the sparkling sea by frozen rivers, the golden leaves fall as the flame travels on into the snow. Despite the challenging weather conditions and the changing time zones, the Relay is following a strict schedule and route. During the first stage, the Olympic flame traveled across central Russia by car and reached St. Petersburg 21 days later. Exactly 100 days before the start of the Games, the flame was welcomed by residents of Kaliningrad, the most westerly point of the Relay. From the shores of the Baltic Sea, the Olympic flame continued its journey across the regions by plane. On board the Aeroflot Airbus A3200 Valentin Serov, the Sochi 2014 Relay team traveled from west to east with the Olympic flame lighting up 20 Russian Arctic and Far Eastern towns. At Vladivostok, the torch began its travel on a special Russian Railways train. Olympic flame lights up Russia The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay, the longest national one in the history of the Olympic Movement, is in full swing. Over the past two months, the Olympic flame has traveled through the Central Russian regions, crossed the country from west to east through the Polar regions, and reached the Russian Far East. Now the Olympic flame is on its way back to the Black Sea coast via Siberia, the Urals, the North Caucasus and southern Russia.. 3 Sochi 2014 Torch Relay2 “ By 1 December 2013, the Olympic flame had covered over 33,300km by car, plane and train. The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay visited 71 towns in 41 Russian regions during its first 54 days. Nearly 2,500 torchbearers have become part of Olympic Movement history by carrying the torch, one after another, for 1,116km. Sochi 2014 Newsletter St. Petersburg Altai Republic North Pole Murmansk Chukotka Lake Baikal Moscow Irkutsk Tuva
  4. 4. Issue 20 | December 2013 Olympic torch conquered Space Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Ryazansky and Oleg Kotov, have taken the Olympic torch into space for the first time in Olympic history, as part of the record- breaking Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay. On 7 November, the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome with crew members Koichi Wakata (Japan), Richard Mastracchio (USA), and commander Mikhail Tyurin (Russia) on board. The spacecraft successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS), and Mikhail Tyurin had the honor of taking the Olympic torch into orbit. Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky, who had been waiting on the ISS for over a month, welcomed the Soyuz team to the ISS, before carrying the unlit torch through the International Space Station. Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazan then took the torch out of the spacecraft for over an hour on an historic spacewalk, passing it to each other and creating a first for the Olympic Movement. The torch was not lit in orbit as combustion is not possible in open space, and safety regulations strictly prohibit open flames on board the ISS. Cosmonaut, Fyodor Yurchikhin, and the ISS team brought the torch back to Earth on the Soyuz TMA- 09M and passed it on to representatives of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. The torch will continue its journey through Russia before lighting the cauldron at the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium, marking the start of the Games. The Olympic Torch Relay began in Sochi on 7 October 2013. 90% of the Russian population is within an hour's reach of the Torch Relay route at some time or another, so approximately 130 million Russians will be able to watch or take part in the Relay. The torch will cover more than 65,000km in many different ways including by camel, train, plane, Russian troika and reindeer sleigh. The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay is the longest national one in the history of the Winter Games. 14,000 torchbearers carry the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch through 2,900 towns and cities in 83 Russian regions. The Relay will end at the Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Sochi on 7 February 2014. The Presenting Partners of the Torch Relay are Coca- Cola, Ingosstrakh and Russian Railways. The Olympic Torch Relay Exploring Russia The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay is revealing the treasures of Russia to the world as it continues on its journey. The flame has explored the imperial suburbs of St. Petersburg; touched literary history in Yasnaya Polyana; and traveled along the famous Golden Ring. It has reached the Geographic North Pole; descended into the permafrost in Yakutsk; and climbed to the top of the active Avachinsky Volcano on Kamchatka. It has visited a huge oil field in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District and the largest diamond mine in Yakutia and it sailed across the Arctic Circle from Kaliningrad to Salekhard on the legendary tall ship, Kruzenshtern. The flame has traveled by some very unusual modes of transport: on a motorbike, a bicycle, a wakeboard, by horse, carriage, Russian troika and dog sled. The torchbearers have crossed rivers and lakes by dragon boat, canoe, barge and fishing boats. In the north, the torchbearers chose dog and reindeer sleds, snowboarding, skiing and skating, jet ski and quad bike, snow and marsh buggies and all-terrain vehicles. The record-breaking high-point of the Relay was the journey to the international space station and the torch’s spacewalk. Power of the flame Millions of Russian residents have had the opportunity to see the Olympic flame on its journey and many have welcomed the flame to their cities in unusual ways. They have dressed as puppets, stretched out large flags of Russia, and performed local folk dances and songs. The rest of the Olympic Torch Relay will be just as exciting, visiting more than 70 towns in two months. The journey will end in Sochi where, on 7 February 2014 at the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium, tens of thousands of excited spectators will watch the lighting of the Olympic cauldron and the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. . “ The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay is revealing the treasures of Russia to the world as it continues on its journey 2 3 1 1 Making history – the international space crew with the Olympic torch 2 The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft prepares for takeoff from the Baikonur cosmodrome 3 A successful return to Earth 5 Sochi 2014 Torch Relay4 Kemerovo Kaliningrad Novosibirsk Kamchatka Birobidzhan Blagoveshchensk
  5. 5. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013 76 100 Days To Go At 20:14 Moscow time on 29 October 2013, OMEGA countdown clocks, located in nine Russian cities, struck 100 days to go until the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As the final countdown began, celebrations took place throughout Russia: Olympic rings spectaculars (large displays of the Olympic rings) were launched in Sochi, Ryazan, New Urengoy, Salekhard and Kaluga; Olympic lessons were held in Moscow and around Russia; and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay celebration took place in Kaliningrad. The official Sochi 2014 volunteer and staff uniforms, provided by Sochi 2014 General Partner, BOSCO, were unveiled as part of the festivities. These colorful uniforms will be worn by over 40,000 Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee employees and volunteers during the Winter Games, with staff and volunteers wearing the same uniform to show that they are a team working together to deliver the Games, and underlining the important role of the volunteers. The uniforms were designed with the needs of the Games workforce in mind. The uniforms feature the Sochi 2014 patchwork quilt design, which represents the different regions of Russia. The core uniform kit comprises an insulated jacket, a sweatshirt, a polo shirt, trousers, a cap, a hat, gloves, shoes, a backpack, and a number of other accessories. The uniforms for those working in the Mountain Cluster will also include ski pants, thermal underwear, waterproof raincoats, and protective shoe covers. Chevrons with the Olympic rings or the Paralympic agitos have been created and can be attached to the clothing with velcro, zips, or buttons, enabling the same uniform to be worn during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said: “In 100 days, Sochi 2014 employees and volunteers will proudly wear the official Sochi 2014 uniform created by Sochi 2014 General Partner, BOSCO. This colorful outfit will become another striking symbol of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. We are extremely proud that the Sochi 2014 workforce will wear this uniform and that it will contribute to the spirit of celebration around our Games.” The countdown is on: 100 Days To Go! The Sochi 2014 Partners have celebrated 100 Days To Go to the Winter Games with a series of events and new programs. Sochi 2014 General Partner, Russian Railways, opened a multi-modal terminal at the Adler railway station. The Adler railway station is the biggest interchange hub in Sochi, and railway, airport and road links meet here. Worldwide Olympic Partner, PG, announced the ambassadors and participants in their “Thank you, Mama!” program. This initiative recognizes the important role that athletes’ mothers play in helping athletes to achieve success. Sochi 2014 General Partner, MegaFon, presented some of the innovative solutions that will be used at the 2014 Games. 4G technology will be available to guests and competition participants, speeding up communications significantly. Thanks to MegaFon, the Sochi 2014 Winter Games will be the first Games to use 4G technology. The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad and Sochi 2014 General Partner, Sberbank, launched the Sochi 2014 fans’ anthem. This will be played at all Olympic venues during the Games, and will be the main song performed in the competition venues. General Partner of the 2014 Games in the Automobile category, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus, celebrated 100 Days To Go by showcasing an interactive pavilion for Games guests and participants that will be located in the Coastal Cluster. The pavilion was displayed at the GUM department store in Moscow, and Sochi 2014 Ambassador, Russian ice dancer Ilya Averbukh, took part in the presentation. Sochi 2014 Official Suppler, Baltika, continues to run the all-Russian environmental campaign “Seven Rivers” in Russian cities. As part of the 100 Days To Go celebrations, Baltika employees, environmentalists, journalists and volunteers, cleaned up the shores of the Kuban river in the “Sunny Island” Park. Sochi 2014 Partners celebrate 100 Days To Go “ This colorful uniform will be worn by over 40,000 Sochi 2014 employees and volunteers during the Winter Games. We are extremely proud that the Sochi 2014 workforce will wear this uniform and that it will contribute to the spirit of celebration around our Games 1 3 4 2 1 A“100 Days To Go” flash mob in the Olympic Park 2 The official Sochi 2014 volunteer and staff uniforms are unveiled as part of the “100 To Go” celebrations 3 An OMEGA clock counts down 100 days to the Olympic Winter Games
  6. 6. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013 98 100 Days To Go On 27 November, 100 days before the start of the first ever Paralympic Games in Russian history, an unusual sculpture park was opened in Sochi as part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad. For 10 days, from 17 to 27 November, a creative workshop took place, run by famous modern Russian art figures including artist and designer, Andrey Baretenev; artist and State Academic Bolshoi Theatre stage designer, Galina Solodovnikova; and sculptors, Kirill Bair and Darya Lisitsyna. Seven child finalists created a sculpture park on the theme “Man and His World”, located in front of the Sochi Art Museum. Also as part of the 100 Days To Go celebrations, Paralympic lessons took place throughout the country – these were independently led by teachers using Sochi 2014 materials – and Sochi 2014 volunteers arranged a flash mob in support of the Russian Paralympic team. In nine Russian cities, OMEGA clocks are counting down to the start of the Paralympic Winter Games. President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said: “In the seven years that we have been preparing for the first Paralympic Winter Games in Russian history, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has been working to change the nation’s attitudes towards people with a disability. Already we can see changes taking place. Universal accessibility standards developed by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee are an example for the rest of Russia to follow. The Accessibility Map, which we are implementing jointly with the United Country Fund, in support of people with a disability, is a great example of the work that is being done. Today there are more than 13, 000 barrier- free facilities throughout Russia on the Map, helping people with a disability to find accessible infrastructure and places to play sport close to their home.” In Sochi, the culmination of the 100 Days To Go celebrations was the final of the third all-Russian competition, Class Mira (Class of Peace), for children and adolescents with a disability. 2013 is the Cultural Olympiad’s Year of Museum, so this year the Class Mira was dedicated to sculpture. More than 120 children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 with a disability took part in the competition. Their task was to prepare a drawing on the topic Portrait of a Friend, make a collage from magazines and newspapers, or submit a photograph of an animal sculpture model which they had made from plastic or clay. The competition was intended to help children with a disability realize their own strengths and display their creative abilities. The Sochi 2014 volunteers demonstrated how they will support our Paralympic athletes at the Games, emulating the cheering stands of fans in the streets and squares of various Russian cities. A video taken by the volunteers was the basis for the emotional and inspiring clip “Come and Root for Our Team!” The winners of the international literary competition “Sochi 2014 Paralympic Reporter” were also announced. They will be included in the youth international editorial staff and go to Sochi in March 2014 to cover the Paralympic Games. Six young authors from Russia and their counterparts from Germany will write content for the Paralympic Reporter newspaper which will be distributed in leading publications in Russia and Germany. Six-time Paralympic cross-country skiing champion and Sochi 2014 Ambassador, Sergey Shilov, said: “In the remaining 100 days, the team will really be stretched. The support of the fans helps the athletes as much as their painstaking preparations, so we will be waiting for all of you in the stands in Sochi.” A winner of the “Sochi 2014 Paralympic Reporter” competition, Anna Lisina, said: “Participation in the Paralympic Reporter project is a wonderful chance to work as a reporter at an international event of incredible scale, bringing together completely different people with common interests. I really want to be part of this event as I hugely admire the Paralympic athletes. For me, the Paralympic Reporter project is an incredible chance to experience the powerful spirit of unity and determination, and to be part of this grand celebration of Paralympic sport.” With 100 Days To Go, Sochi is accessible! The Sochi 2014 Partners have also been taking part in a range of events to celebrate 100 Day To Go to the Paralympic Games. General Partner of the Paralympic Winter Games, RBC television channel, aired a series of programs about Paralympic sport including, for the first time on Russian television, the premiere of a Paralympic TV show featuring well-known Paralympic athletes and people with a disability. Worldwide Olympic Partner and Partner of the Paralympic Winter Games, McDonald's, worked with Sochi 2014 Ambassadors to hold the all-Russian McHappy Day which raised funds to build a children's playground in Sochi, specially adapted for children with a disability. Sochi 2014 Partners celebrate 100 Days To Go 1 2 3 1 An OMEGA clock counts down 100 days to the Paralympic Winter Games 2,3 Participants of “Class Mira” 4 A green initiative in Sochi’s Riviera Park Issue 20 | December 2013 4
  7. 7. Issue 20 | December 2013 New IOC President Thomas Bach meets the Sochi 2014 team On his first visit to Sochi as President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach met Sochi 2014 staff and volunteers. President Bach visited Sochi on the eve of the 100 Days To Go celebrations and took part in a video conference with representatives of the Sochi 2014 Volunteer Centers, who shared stories about their training and excitement at being part of the Games. Thomas Bach said: “On my first visit to Sochi as IOC President, I was delighted to meet with the members of the Sochi 2014 team who will deliver the first Olympic Winter Games in the history of Russia in just a few months’ time. As the Olympic flame makes its way across this great country, we can see that the anticipation ahead of the Games is growing, and that the Olympic spirit is flourishing here in Russia. I am confident that the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and its Partners are doing everything they can to ensure that these Games will be a great sporting celebration.” 11 In focus10 The IOC’s Coordination Commission has made its 10th and final visit to Sochi before the Winter Games, receiving a warm welcome and insights into what the Games has in store for visitors from around the world. “We often say that there is no time to waste as the clock ticks down to the Opening Ceremony, and this still stands true,” said Coordination Commission Chairman Jean- Claude Killy. “But to see how far the local organizers have come over the last six years is quite simply remarkable – the competition venues are ready; the spirit of the Games is awakening here; and the athletes, spectators and all others who visit next February can expect a fabulous experience. I would like to congratulate Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Kozak, and Sochi 2014 President and CEO, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and their teams, for their efforts so far.” IOC gives Sochi preparations the thumbs up The Coordination Commission visited both the Mountain and Coastal Clusters to make a first-hand assessment of the progress made. Test events have been held at all the competition venues, and the non-competition venues are nearing completion and will be ready for the Games. Sochi is already in operational mode, with its Main Operations Center up and running, full-scale testing under way, and staff beginning to man venues and refine logistics such as transport, accommodation, and airport arrivals and departures. The Coordination Commission noted that legacy initiatives being implemented by Sochi 2014 will benefit Russians for generations to come. Discussion topics also included athlete and National Olympic Committee services, sport and the International Federations, the Paralympic Games, the Look of the Games, technology, media services, marketing, medical services, and the spectator experience. “ To see how far the local organizers have come over the last six years is quite simply remarkable – the competition venues are ready; the spirit of the Games is awakening here; and the athletes and spectators who visit Sochi next February can expect a fabulous experience 1 1 2 1 Thomas Bach meets Sochi 2014 staff 2 A site visit for Thomas Bach (center) during his first visit to Sochi as IOC President 1 The IOC’s Coordination Commission final meeting in Sochi before the Games Sochi 2014 Newsletter
  8. 8. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013 13 Sochi 2014 posters bring Games branding to Sochi In December, Sochi 2014 presented the designs for the official Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games posters. The official poster of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games reflects the key values of the Sochi 2014 brand: Sochi as a city, and its unusual combination of warm sea and snowy mountains. This duality is found frequently throughout Russia, where Europe meets Asia, wild nature surrounds modern cities, and a rich cultural heritage resonates with the spirit of innovation. A special collection of posters celebrating the Games and Russia as a whole have also been issued. One of Russia's symbols, the matryoshka doll, has been chosen to feature prominently on the poster. The new Olympic matryoshka is dressed in the Sochi 2014 patchwork quilt design which reflects the characters of both modern and traditional Russia. The patchwork quilt is based on a combination of 16 designs from the most well-known Russian arts and crafts, from Gzhel to Khokhloma. The basis of the design, as with the whole sochi.ru brand, is the idea that every Russian citizen is part of the Winter Games. The poster for the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi features an image of an athlete who represents all Paralympic athletes. The athlete is emphasizing the key Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality. The figure is portrayed against the backdrop of the sea and mountains, depicting Sochi's unique location and environment. other international sports events such as the 2017 IIHF World Championship and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ to Russia. These will all have a significant social and economic impact on Russia. Modern infrastructure, world-class sports facilities, the implementation of green building standards and a barrier- free environment, and the development of the volunteer movement were also discussed. President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said: The Olympic legacy is one of the main reasons that we chose to host the Games. We have seen enormous changes in the region over a short period of time, which would have taken decades without the Games. The best practices that have been developed in Sochi will be spread across Russia and I am confident that the Sochi 2014 legacy will benefit many generations of Russians. Winter Games on the big screen – Live Sites Sochi 2014 Sochi 2014 has announced the cities where Live Sites will be held during the Winter Games. Screenings of the Games will bring together thousands of people to watch the action and excitement of the competitions, live on a big screen. Live Sites Sochi 2014 will be held in 16 locations including Sochi, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Tyumen, Tambov and Khanty-Mansiysk. The Live Sites Sochi 2014 project aims to make the Winter Games an accessible “live” event for as many people as possible. Guests to the Live Sites will be able to watch Games broadcasts, music and entertainment, sports, performances by athletes and urban creative groups, and take part in educational programs for children and students. The Live Sites in Sochi will be located in the city center, Adler, Dagomys, Lazarevskoye and the main square at Rosa Khutor. 12 In focus High-level delegation discusses Games legacy During the International Investment Forum in Sochi, a roundtable was held to discuss development in the region, and the legacy of the Winter Games. The roundtable was attended by First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov; Sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko; IOC Executive Director, Gilbert Felli; President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko; Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Mikhail Terentiev; PwC Russia Advisory Leader and head of PwC's Global Sports Mega-Events Center of Excellence, Robert Gruman; and President of the PR agency, CROS, Sergey Zverev. Topics covered included how the Games preparations have served as a catalyst for change in the Krasnodar Region and across Russia, and how they have helped to strengthen Russia's position internationally and draw 1 2 3 1 Live Sites in Russian cities will bring together thousands of people to watch Games-time events live on a big screen 2 A roundtable discussion on the legacy of the Winter Games during the International Investment Forum in Sochi 3 Official Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games posters
  9. 9. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Issue 20 | December 2013 15 With only three months before the first-ever Russian Olympic Winter Games , the final international test events have been held at one of the most dynamic Mountain Cluster venues, the Sliding Center “Sanki”. The Sliding Center “Sanki” is the only course in the world with three counter-slopes. The Olympic track winds its way across the northern slope of the Aibga Ridge and is protected from the sun's rays by the village of Krasnaya Polyana. The total length of the track is 1,814m, of which 314m are in the braking zone. The maximum speed is about 135 km/h. As far as possible, the track imitates the area's existing terrain, its highest point being 836m above sea level and the lowest being 704m. The safety of the athletes is ensured by the radius of the turns and three counter-slopes, which reduce speed. From 1 to 7 November 2013, a week of luge training took place, the final luge test event before the Winter Games. The event was hosted by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in cooperation with the International Luge Federation (FIL). 173 athletes from 31 different countries took part , with about 2,500 runs being made over the seven days of training. Josef Fendt, President of the International Luge Federation, said: “We are delighted to see a track that is modern and excellent in all respects. It is clear that the quality of the ice is very good. We have complete confidence in the group of specialists, both those from Russia and those from abroad. They are working together closely.” Manuel Pfister (Austria), said: “This is a pretty place; I think the Games will be excellent. I think everyone here is very excited and I think it will be an important event in a great place. We will be able to see this in a few months’ time. From 8 to 9 November 2013, the international bobsleigh and skeleton training week was held. This was the last international test event before the Winter Games and was staged by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation (FIBT). Final test events show we are ready for action! 14 In focus 173 athletes from 18 different countries took part in the races. During training, the participants shared their impressions of the track and how the international training week had been organized. Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation, said: Test events were held here in Sochi in February. It was good to be able to check everything, and this process revealed errors and shortcomings. Now I can see that there have been a lot of major improvements and I can say that the Sliding Center “Sanki” is now ready. The smiles of the volunteers and the professionalism of staff show me that the Olympic spirit is growing and is ready to explode in just over 80 days.” Martin and Tomass Dukurs (Latvia, skeleton), said: “This is our second visit here and the quality of the ice is much better. The track is faster and it’s easier to ride. As far as we know, almost all tickets have already been sold which means that people are interested and there will be lots of spectators.” Shelley Rudman (UK, skeleton), said: “I was surprised to see so many new facilities and buildings. Everything is great and almost ready. It’s really good to see all the changes coming into the town. Everything was really, really good, just fantastic! It's really well organized. Everybody wants to help and everything is clean and tidy.” David Swift (UK, skeleton), said: “I was here two years ago at the homologation. I was one of the first to try out the track. The track is really excellent – it’s a pleasure to ride on it. It is smooth and is very different from the tracks at the previous Games in Whistler. You can feel the speed well, but at the same time it isn't technically simple; it is great to ride, but not easy to do it fast. It is a really interesting experience. I am looking forward to an exciting event in February, everything here is spectacular. I think that the track is the best in the world, it was built just fantastically. A beautiful place, beautiful views, it will be a great spectacle!” 1 4 2 5 3 1 The Sliding Center “Sanki” is the only course in the world with three counter- slopes 2,3,4,5 Action snapshots of the international bobsleigh and skeleton training week
  10. 10. 17 Sochi 2014 venues overview16 “Bolshoy” Ice Dome (1) The “Bolshoy” Ice Dome, where the biggest ice hockey matches will be played, is one of the most spacious (12,000 seats) and beautiful Olympic venues. Its design represents a droplet of frozen water. The color of the glass was chosen so that specular highlights will play on it during the day, and it becomes fully transparent, making the interior of the building visible, by night. The glazing was carried out from the two opposite sides of the arena and involves a complex geometrical shape reminiscent of a half-open pearl shell. The huge media facade of the “Bolshoy” Ice Dome is the biggest TV in Russia: 38,000 light diodes make it possible to broadcast color graphics and videos onto the surface of the venue. The stands inside the “Bolshoy” Ice Dome are one inside the other, like a set of Russian dolls, and 3,000 of the seats can be transformed into a wall. The word “Bolshoy” has strong Russian associations linking it to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Russian school of ballet, figure skating and ice hockey. “Shayba” Arena (2) The “Shayba” Arena will host Olympic ice hockey competi- tions and Paralympic ice sledge hockey competitions. The venue's exterior invokes a snow whirlwind or a puck in motion. The arena seats 7,000 people and the building's main metal frame weighs 4,700 tonnes. It is impossible to imagine a game of ice hockey without a puck, or a shayba as it is called in Russian. The name accurately reflects the venue's intended purpose. Russians also use the chant Shaybu! as a universal and recognizable way of supporting hockey teams at international tournaments. “Ice Cube” Curling Center (3) The “Ice Cube” Curling Center is the smallest sports venue in the Olympic Park. The total weight of the arena structure is 1,148 tonnes, and it has a capacity of 3,000. The Curling Center has a compact design which symbolizes democracy, accessibility, and celebration, all of which are Olympic and Paralympic Games characteristics. The modern, decorative materials, straight lines on the facade and the gray and silver colors used, have made it possible to give the arena the appearance of a sparkling polyhedron. “Iceberg” Skating Palace (4) The “Iceberg” Skating Palace will be used for figure skating and short track events and can hold 12,000 spectators. The “Iceberg” Skating Palace is a high-tech and modern sports venue that will provide comfortable conditions for both figure and speed skaters. The smart ice makes it possible to set up a rink for both sports. Thanks to modern technologies, the organizers will be able to reprogram the rink and set the required operating mode. 2,280 piles were driven into the foundations of the “Iceberg” Skating Palace and more than 18,000 cubic meters of concrete and 1,943 tonnes of reinforcement were used. In total, the construction required over 15,000 tonnes of steel, which is equal to two Eiffel Towers! The name “Iceberg” is international and sounds the same in Russian, English and German. “Adler Arena” (5) The “Adler Arena” is an oval-shaped stadium for staging speed skating competitions. It is one of the largest (51,000 m2) and most beautiful venues. Thanks to its decorative facade, the arena shimmers from the inside and sparkles in different colors. The building is 274m long, which is three times the length of a football pitch. The total area of the three ice tracks is approximately equivalent to three hockey pitches. The venue can seat 8,000 spectators. Modern concrete technology has been used for the construction of the support structures to provide strength and safety. After the Games, the venue will be turned into a world class exhibition center, covering an area greater than Moscow's Gostiny Dvor. “Fisht” Olympic Stadium (6) The “Fisht” Olympic Stadium is the most spacious Olympic venue (40,000 seats) and is where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held. “Fisht” is the name of the highest peak in the Main Caucasian ridge which is about 3,000m tall. “Fisht” can be translated from the Adygean language as white head, white frost or gray-headed. The mountain got its name from the ice at its peak, and the sparkling snow caps were used as the original architectural concept for the stadium. The roof of the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium is made from a light transmitting membrane. When looking towards the mountains, the stadium resembles the shape of a rocky cliff, harmoniously flowing into the backdrop of the Caucasus mountains. The “Fisht” Olympic Stadium is located in the Olympic Park so that spectators have a magnificent view of the mountain peaks to the north, and the sea to the south. After the Games, the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium will be used as a sports training center for Russia's national football team; for matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia; and for entertainment events. The Olympic Park stretches along the Black Sea coast in the Imeretinskaya Valley and unites six arenas with a park zone and infrastructure facilities. The Olympic Park has a capacity of about 75,000 visitors and, for the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the ice arenas are within walking distance of each other. The awards ceremonies for the Olympic Winter Games will be held in the central part of the Olympic Park where all the pedestrian streets converge. This is a kind of “sea” with “rivers” of thousands of people flowing into it, and it will connect all the Olympic Park venues. 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  11. 11. 19 Sochi 2014 venues overview18 “Rosa Khutor” Alpine Center (1) The “Rosa Khutor” Alpine Center's Olympic courses total 9km and cover an area of 43 hectares. The tracks were designed by the Olympic downhill champion, the legendary Bernhard Russi. The spacious stadium, with a capacity of 7,500, makes it possible for the maximum number of spectators to enjoy the competitions here. In total, 10 sets of medals will be competed for in downhill, super giant, super combination, giant slalom and slalom. The competitions will be held at altitude: the courses are located on the Aibga Ridge at heights from 954m to 2,045m. “Rosa Khutor” Extreme Park (2) Competitions in snowboarding and freestyle skiing will be held to the east of the Rosa Khutor plateau. The unique snow conditions, combined with specialist courses for cross-country skiing, slopestyle, mogul, snowboard cross, parallel giant slalom and half-pipe events, will make this facility a permanent venue for world class competitions. The Extreme Park is 1,015m to 1,200m above sea level and six tracks have been created for sliding at speed and trick skiing. These total about 3.5 km. The start points are located at 1,230m to1,070m above sea level and the maximum drop in altitude is 215m. The tracks are contoured for performing jumps, turns, spins, flips and twists of varying difficulty. Sliding Center “Sanki” (3) Olympic competitions in bobsleigh, skeleton and luge will take place at the Sliding Center “Sanki”, which is one of the top 20 luge and bobsleigh tracks in the world. The Sliding Center “Sanki” is the first Russian track for international class bobsleigh and skeleton competitions. The Olympic track winds its way across the northern slope of the Aibga Ridge, protected from the sun's rays, in the village of Krasnaya Polyana. As much as possible, the track imitates the area's existing terrain, its highest point being 836m above sea level and its lowest being 704m. At 1,814m, it is the longest luge and bobsleigh track in the world. Thanks to three counter slopes for slowing down and a 314m braking zone, it is also one of the safest tracks. “Laura” Cross-country Ski Biathlon Center (4) This complex consists of two separate stadiums, each with their own start and finish zones; two separate course systems for skiing and biathlon with a total length of 15km; a shooting area; and warm-up and competition zones. Almost a quarter of all Olympic medals will be won here – 23 sets comprising 11 in biathlon and 12 in cross-country skiing. The ski course circuit descends 80m relative to the stadium; 1,200m of the last 1,700m of the track consists of a climb and the difference in height is 85m. The Center is named after a local mountain river. According to legend, a young girl named Laura chose death over living with an elderly prince whom she did not love. After running away from the old man, Laura jumped off a rock into the river that was later named after her. “RusSki Gorki” Jumping Center (5) The “RusSki Gorki” Jumping Center consists of the very latest K-95 and K-125 Olympic ski jumps. It is situated at the junction of two ridges, protecting jumpers from side winds. The jumps have a high-tech ceramic ski track. International experts chose the site for the Center so that the ski jumps would be in keeping with the surrounding landscape, and so that the jumpers would be protected from side winds. The jumps are mounted with a lighting system with a capacity of 1,500 lux, which will make evening starts spectacular. The name “RusSki Gorki” is associated with the shape of the venue. The ride that is known as a rollercoaster is called Russian mountains (Russkiye Gorki) in English. The name also plays on the combination of the abbreviation Rus and the word ski. The Mountain Cluster venues are situated in Krasnaya Polyana, 48km from the Olympic Park. A new railway line will take visitors from one cluster to the other in less than an hour. The modern sports facilities here have received excellent reviews from experts around the world Mountain Cluster 1 2 3 34 Issue 20 | December 2013Sochi 2014 Newsletter
  12. 12. 21 The first venues in Sochi receive “Very Good” BREEAM ratings The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) is the first venue in Sochi to be awarded the international certificate for environmentally friendly construction, BREEAM, both for design and construction stages. As part of the certification process, energy performance and the use of green construction techniques and technologies have been evaluated, with the venue rated as Very Good. The results of the evaluation found that the RIOU building efficiently uses electricity and water, and utilizes modern energy-saving lighting technology and insulating materials. A drinking and technical water supply system for water management has been installed and rain water is used for watering the lawn around the building. Water consumption, heating, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning systems are automated. The venue’s designers also developed a system for managing construction waste. Waste segregation, disposal and processing was undertaken on site. For example, concrete residues were formed into new concrete blocks and used in further construction. RIOU’s educational and administrative building is already being used by teachers and students. The 15-storey building is about 70m high and is located in the Central District of Sochi. The campus houses a research center, library, classrooms, public catering area and many private study rooms. More than 600 people can work and study in the building at one time. Director of the department of environmental support at Olympstroy, Gleb Vatletsov, said: “This is the first of the Olympic venues to receive certification and to be recognized internationally for its quality. Work is currently underway on the other Olympic related venues that have applied for international certification.” In October 2013, the BREEAM certificate was awarded for the design of the 165-room hotel in the Olympic Mountain Village. The hotel also received the “Very Good” rating. The hotel is located at around 1,100m above sea level, has a convenient transport system, and can be reached by cable car – one of the venue's green solutions. Modern facade systems were used in the construction of the building and the hotel's heating system is run by an innovative boiler built into the roof. Sochi celebrates International Black Sea Day A number of events took place to support the International Black Sea Day, part of the Sochi 2014 Environmental Program. Sochi hosted a citywide environmental project, “Clean Sea for a Clean City,” organized by Worldwide Olympic Partner, the Coca-Cola Company, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and Sochi City Administration. School children, students and Sochi 2014 volunteers cleaned up the Sochi River banks and an educational eco-town, showcasing a series of events dedicated to the preservation of the environment, was set up in front of the Sochi Art Museum. Environmental workshops, themed trivia games, an Olympic Torch Relay exhibition, sports events, a photo zone featuring the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games mascots, and environmental competitions took place during the day. A high-level roundtable discussion was attended by Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Nikolai Drozdov, and representatives from Coca-Cola, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, UNDP in Russia and Sochi City Administration. A wide range of environmental topics aiming to encourage local residents and young people to help protect the environment were discussed. This year was the fifth year that Sochi has run the Clean Sea for a Clean City campaign and prizes were awarded to individuals who contributed most to the environmental clean-up. At the end of the festival, a film was shown in the eco-town as part of the environmental film festival “H2 O-Sochi.” The viewers themselves (with the help of bicycles) generated the energy needed to show the film, illustrating the use of alternative energy sources. Environment and Sustainability20 The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee is on track to fulfill its Bid Book commitment to compensate for the 2014 Winter Games’ direct carbon footprint and the carbon footprint associated with the spectators’ and the media representatives’ flights. Worldwide Olympic Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games, the Dow Chemical Company, became the Official Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Carbon Partner last March The company developed and launched a groundbreaking program to mitigate Sochi 2014’s carbon footprint by implementing energy-efficient technologies to improve greenhouse gas emissions performance in key areas of the Russian economy such as infrastructure, industry and agriculture. Benefits will be realized by modernizing and improving buildings, housing, industry and farms. Sochi 2014 committed to addressing the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the Games at the bid stage in 2007. After winning the right to host the first Olympic Winter Games in Russian history, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee worked with a team of Russian and international experts to measure the direct carbon footprint of the Games, estimated at the range from 340,000 to 360,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. Dow will also enable the offsetting of the travel-related greenhouse gas emissions of spectators and the media, estimated at 160,000 MT of CO2 equivalent emissions. This will be compensated for by a portfolio of high quality offset projects developed to international standards recognized under the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) Code of Practice – the global benchmark for best practice in the offset markets. All offsets from these standards are validated and verified by third parties to strict rules, assuring that the offsets are credible, real and with permanent emissions reductions. These projects will also result in an overall decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in Russia over the next decade, delivering carbon savings greater than the direct carbon footprint of the Games. Carbon footprint offsetting to reduce Russian emissions for a decade 1 2 3 1 Sochi 2014 will compensate for the Games’ carbon footprint associated with flying to the event 2 The Russian International Olympic University 3 The “Clean Sea for a Clean City” environmental project Sochi 2014 Newsletter
  13. 13. Environment and Sustainability22 Sochi hosts 10th IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment From 30 October to 1 November, Sochi hosted the 10th IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment for the first time. More than 600 delegates gathered in Sochi to take part in the event. These included government officials, Olympic Family representatives, partners, members of the international business community, sport and environmental experts, public and political figures, and sportsmen and sportswomen. The conference is held by the IOC and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) every two years, and is an important international event in the area of environment and sport. The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources organized the event with the support of the Russian Ministry of Sport, the Russian Olympic Committee and the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. At the opening ceremony, participants welcomed new IOC President, Thomas Bach, who was making his first official trip to Russia since his election; Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kozak; and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy. ROC President, Alexander Zhukov, said in his welcoming speech: “Holding this conference is one of the major events of 2013, which has been declared by Presidential Decree, the Year of Environment. It is important to note that the conference received support from the IOC and UNEP.” Topics discussed during the conference included the development of sport as a catalyst for conservation and improvement of the environment; sustainable development after Rio +20; and issues of cooperation within the UN. A focus of the separate roundtable organized by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee was the green legacy of the upcoming Winter Games. The founder and president of CROS PR agency, one of the most influential PR experts in Russia, Sergey Zverev, moderated the debate. Participants discussed the results of the Sochi 2014 Environmental Strategy, advances in the area of green construction techniques in Games preparations, as well as the post-Games use of Sochi venues and infrastructure. Sergey Donskoy also received an award in the third IOC Sport and Environment Awards program. Roundtable debates Games-time health issues In early October, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the World Health Organization (WHO,) in close collaboration with the City Administration and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation held a roundtable discussion on mass gathering preparedness and public health management in connection with the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. During the roundtable, experts from the Sochi 2014 Medical Department; specialists from the Ministries of Health of both Russia and the UK; experts from WHO headquarters in Geneva, the WHO regional office for Europe in Copenhagen, the WHO Moscow office; and Sochi City Administration discussed mass gathering practices and relevant issues. During the roundtable, participants analyzed public health management system and health coordination activities undertaken by the Organizing Committee, Sochi City Administration and the Krasnodar Region Administration. International experts shared their experiences in mass gathering system organization within the London 2012 Games. One of the participants, Dr. Gerald Rockenschaub (WHO regional office for Europe) said: “I would like to note the outstanding achievements of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and Sochi City Administration in securing the health of people who will attend the Games in February 2014. All services are coordinated and work in close conjunction with each other. The main thing is that all of their work is focused on one common goal – to make the best Games. With such experience and professionalism there is no doubt that it will be achieved!” Sochi 2014 meets sustainable development aims Sochi 2014 has published a second Sustainability Report, “Towards the Games!”, which covers the 2011-2012 period. The report has been prepared in accordance with the international standard of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and contains information regarding the achievements of key stakeholders, namely the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Olympstroy, Sochi City Administration and the Krasnodar Region Administration, in six sustainability areas: healthy living, harmony with nature, barrier-free world, economic prosperity, modern technologies, and culture and national values. Sustainability reports have been prepared biannually since 2009 and the final report for the years 2013-2014 will summarize the outcomes of the preparation and staging of the Games. It will be released in summer 2014. You can read the latest study at: http://www.sochi2014.com/games/strategy/report/ 1 Delegates of the 10th IOC World Conference on Sport and the Environment in Sochi olympic AND PARALIMPIC games schedu le
  14. 14. Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Note: All the sessions end times include the flowers or victory ceremony (if applicable) Medals Plaza: Victory Ceremony daily at 20.15 Competition Venue Sport / Discipline February 2014 6 Thursday 7 Friday 8 Saturday 9 Sunday 10 Monday 11 Tuesday 12 Wednesday 13 Thursday 14 Friday 15 Saturday 16 Sunday 17 Monday 18 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday 23 Sunday Coastal Cluster Fisht Olympic Stadium Opening Ceremony 20:00-23:00 Closing Ceremony 20:00-22:30 Bolshoy Ice Dome Ice Hockey M 21:00-23:30 CZE – SWE M 12:00-14:30 FIN – AUT 16:30-19:00 RUS – SLO 21:00-23:30 CAN – NOR M 12:00-14:30 CZE – LAT 16:30-19:00 SWE – SUI 21:00-23:30 CAN – AUT M 12:00-14:30 SVK – SLO 16:30-19:00 USA – RUS 21:00-23:30 SUI – CZE M 12:00-14:30 AUT – NOR 16:30-19:00 RUS – SVK 21:00-23:30 FIN – CAN M Qualification Playoffs 12:00-14:30 16:30-19:00 21:00-23:30 M Quarterfinals 12:00-14:30 16:30-19:00 21:00-23:30 W Bronze Medal 16:00-18:30 W Gold Medal 21:00-24:00 M Semifinals 16:00-18:30 21:00-23:30 M Bronze Medal 19:00-21:55 M Gold Medal 16:00-18:55 Shayba Arena Ice Hockey W 12:00–14:30 USA – FIN 17:00–19:30 CAN – SUI W 12:00–14:30 SWE – JPN 17:00–19:30 RUS – GER W 14:00-16:30 USA – SUI 19:00-21:30 FIN – CAN W 14:00-16:30 GER – SWE 19:00-21:30 RUS – JPN W 12:00-14:30 SUI – FIN 16:30-19:00 CAN – USA M 21:00-23:30 LAT – SUI W 12:00-14:30 JPN – GER M 16:30-19:00 SVK – USA W 21:00-23:30 SWE – RUS M 21:00-23:30 NOR – FIN W Quarterfinals 12:00-14:30 16:30-19:00 M 21:00-23:30 SWE – LAT W Classification Game 12:00-14:30 M 16:30-19:00 SLO – USA W Classification Game 21:00-23:30 W Semifinals 16:30-19:00 21:00-23:30 W Classification Games 12:00-14:30 16:30-19:00 M Qualification Playoff 21:00-23:30 M Quarterfinal 21:00-23:30 Adler Arena Speed Skating M 5000 m 15:30-18:25 W 3000 m 15:30-17:35 M 500 m 17:00-20:25 W 500 m 16:45-20:00 M 1000 m 18:00-19:40 W 1000 m 18:00-19:40 M 1500 m 17:30-19:25 W 1500 m 18:00-19:50 M 10000 m 17:00-20:00 W 5000 m 17:30-19:20 W / M Team Pursuit 17:30-19:25 W / M Team Pursuit 17:30-20:05 Iceberg Skating Palace Short Track Speed Skating M 1500 m W 500 m W 3000 m Relay 13:45-16.35 W 500 m M 1000 m M 5000 m Relay 14:00-16:30 W 1500 m M 1000 m 14:00-16:55 W 1000 m M 500 m W 3000 m Relay 13:30-15:30 M 500 m W 1000 m M 5000 m Relay 20:30-23:15 Figure Skating Team M Short Program Pairs Short Program 19:30-22:55 Team Ice Dance Short Dance W Short Program Pairs Free Skating 18:30-23:05 Team M Free Skating W Free Skating Ice Dance Free Dance 19:00-22:10 Pairs Short Program 19:00-22:25 Pairs Free Skating 19:45-23:00 M Short Program 19:00-23:30 M Free Skating 19:00-23:25 Ice Dance Short Dance 19:00-22:45 Ice Dance Free Dance 19:00-22:35 W Short Program 19:00-23:30 W Free Skating 19:00-23:10 Gala Exhibition 20:30-23:00 Ice Cube Curling Center Curling Round Robin M 9:00-12:00 W 14:00-17:00 M 19:00-22:00 Round Robin W 9:00-12:00 M 14:00-17:00 W 19:00-22:00 Round Robin M 9:00-12:00 W 14:00-17:00 M 19:00-22:00 Round Robin W 9:00-12:00 M 14:00-17:00 W 19:00-22:00 Round Robin M 9:00-12:00 W 14:00-17:00 M 19:00-22:00 Round Robin W 9:00-12:00 M 14:00-17:00 W 19:00-22:00 Round Robin M 9:00-12:00 W 14:00-17:00 M 19:00-22:00 Round Robin W 9:00-12:00 M 14:00-17:00 W 19:00-22:00 Tie Breakers M/W 9:00-12:00 M/W 14:00- 17:00 M/W 19:00- 22:00 W Semifinals 14:00-17:00 M Semifinals 19:00-22:00 W Bronze Medal 12:30-15:30 W Gold Medal 17:30-20:55 M Bronze Medal 12:30-15:30 M Gold Medal 17:30-20:55 Mountain Cluster RusSki Gorki Jumping Center Ski Jumping M Individual NH Qualification 20:30-21:35 M Individual NH 21:30-23:15 W Individual NH 21:30-23:05 M Individual LH Qualification 21:30-22:35 M Individual LH 21:30-23:15 M Team LH 21:15-23:10 Nordic Combined M Individual NH 13:30-14:20 Individual 10 km 16:30-17:15 M Individual LH 13:30-14:20 Individual 10 km 16:00-16:45 M Team LH 12:00-12:50 Team 4x5 km 15:00-16:15 Laura Cross- Country Ski Biathlon Center Biathlon M 10 km Sprint 18:30-20:20 W 7,5 km Sprint 18:30-20:20 M 12,5 km Pursuit 19:00-20:20 W 10 km Pursuit 19:00-20:20 M 20 km Individual 18:00-20:20 W 15 km Individual 18:00-20:20 M 15 km Mass 19:00-20:20 W 12,5 km Mass 19:00-20:20 Mixed Relay 18:30-20:30 W 4x6 km Relay 18:30-20:30 M 4x7,5 km Relay 18:30-20:40 Cross-Country Skiing W Skiathlon 7.5 km CT + 7.5 km FT 14:00-15:05 M Skiathlon 15 km CT + 15 km FT 14:00-15:45 M / W Sprint Free 14:00-14:50 16:00-17:50 W 10 km Classic 14:00-15:40 M 15 km Classic 14:00-15:55 W Relay 4x5 km 14:00-15:30 M Relay 4x10 km 14:00-16:30 W / M Team Sprint Classic 13:15-15:00 15:45-17:00 W 30 km Mass Start Free 13:30-15:25 M 50 km Mass Start Free 11:00-13:55 Rosa Khutor Alpine Center Alpine Skiing M Downhill 11:00-13:10 W Super Combined 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:10 W Downhill 11:00-13:10 M Super Combined 11:00-12:30 15:30-16:40 W Super G 11:00-13:10 M Super G 11:00-13:10 W Giant Slalom 11:00-13:00 14:30-16:10 M Giant Slalom 11:00-13:00 14:30-16:10 W Slalom 16:45-18:00 20:15-21:25 M Slalom 16:45-18:15 20:15-21:50 Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Freestyle Skiing W Moguls 18:00-18:45 W Moguls 18:00-18:30 22:00-23:35 M Moguls 18:00-19:20 22:00-23:35 W Slopestyle 10:00-11:25 13:00-14:05 M Slopestyle 10:15-12:00 13:30-14:40 W Aerials 17:45-19:00 21:30-22:35 M Aerials 17:45-19:00 21:30-22:35 M Halfpipe 17:45-19:25 21:30-22:30 M Ski Cross 11:45-12:25 13:30-15:00 W Halfpipe 18:30-19:45 21:30-22:25 W Ski Cross 11:45-12:25 13:30-15:00 Snowboard M / W Slopestyle 10:00-16:40 M Slopestyle 9:30-11:10 12:45-13:55 W Slopestyle 10:30-11:40 13:15-14:25 M Halfpipe 14:00-17:05 19:00-20:00 21:30-22:35 W Halfpipe 14:00-17:05 19:00-20:00 21:30-22:35 W Snowboard Cross 11:00-12:10 13:15-14:05 M Snowboard Cross 11:00-12:30 13:30-14:30 M / W Parallel Giant Slalom 9:15-11:00 13:00-15:05 M / W Parallel Slalom 09:15-11:00 13:15-15:20 Sliding Center Sanki Bobsleigh Two-Man 20:15-22:55 Two-Man 18:30-21:00 W 19:15-21:10 W 20:15-22:20 Four-Man 20:30-23:05 Four-Man 13:30-16:05 Skeleton W 11:30-13:20 M / W 16:30-21:40 M 18:45-21:05 Luge M 18:30-22:05 M 18:30-22:25 W 18:45-21:40 W 18:30-21:45 Doubles 18:15-20:35 Team Relay 20:15-21:30 All information in this schedule is subject to change Victory Ceremony — next day Victory Ceremony — 2 days later Victory Ceremony — same day M – Men W – Women / LadiesIn-Venue Victory Ceremony
  15. 15. Allinformationinthisschedule issubjecttochange CompetitionVenueSport/DiSCipline MArch2014 7Friday8Saturday9Sunday10Monday11Tuesday12Wednesday13Thursday14Friday15Saturday16Sunday CoaStalCluSter Fisht Olympic stadium Opening ceremony 20:00 closing ceremony 20:00 shAybA Arena icesledge hOckey Preliminary games 09:30–11:30 cZe-NOr 13:00–15:00 cAN-sWe 16:30–18:30 UsA-itA 20:00–22:00 rUs-kOr Preliminary games 09:30–11:30 cZe-sWe 13:00–15:00 cAN-NOr 16:30–18:30 UsA-kOr 20:00–22:00 rUs-itA Preliminary games 09:30–11:30 kOr-itA 13:00–15:00 NOr-sWe 16:30–18:30 UsA-rUs 20:00–22:00 cAN-cZe Play-off5th-8th 16:00–18:00 20:00–22:00 semifinals 13:00–15:00 20:00–22:00 game for7-8place 13:00–15:00 game for5-6place 20:00–22:00 bronzeMedal 13:00–15:00 goldMedal 20:00–22:40 icecUbe curlingcenter WheelchAir cUrliNg roundrobin 09:30–12:30 15:30–18:30 roundrobin 09:30–12:30 15:30–18:30 roundrobin 09:30–12:30 15:30–18:30 roundrobin 09:30–12:30 15:30–18:30 roundrobin 09:30–12:30 15:30–18:30 roundrobin 09:30–12:30 15:30–18:30 tie-breakers 09:00–12:00 14:00–17:00 19:00–22:00 semifinals 09:30–12:30 bronzegold Medalgames 15:30–18:55 mountainCluSter rOsA khUtOr Alpinecenter AlPiNeskiiNg М/W downhill Allclasses 10:00–13:10 М superg Allclasses 10:00–12:35 W superg Allclasses 10:00–11:35 М/W supercombined Allclasses 09:30–12:00 15:30–18:10 М slalom Allclasses 16:00–17:30 19:00–20:25 М/W snowboard crossstanding 10:00–12:20 W slalom Allclasses 16:00–17:00 19:00–20:05 М giantslalom Allclasses 9:30–11:30 13:00–15:00 W giantslalom Allclasses 09:30–11:00 13:00–14:25 lAUrA cross–country skibiathlon center biAthlON М7.5km W6km sitting 10:00–11:35 standing, Visuallyimpaired 12:00–15:00 М12.5km W10km sitting 10:00–12:25 standing Visuallyimpaired 13:00–16:25 М15km W12.5km sitting 10:00–12:00 standing Visuallyimpaired 12:30–17:20 crOss–cOUNtry skiiNg М15km sitting 10:00–11:35 W12km sitting 12:30–14:20 M20km classic W15km classic standing Visuallyimpaired 10:00–15:20 M/W1km sprintFree Qualification Allclasses 10:00–11:40 semifinals  Finals 12:30–15:30 Mixedrelay 4x2.5km Allclasses 10:00–11:30 Openrelay 4x2.5km Allclasses 12:00–13:30 M10kmFree W5kmFree standing Visuallyimpaired 10:00–12:15 M10km W5km sitting 12:30–14:45 SOCHI2014PARALYMPICWINTERGAMESCOMPETITIONSCHEDULE VERSION7,DECEMBER11,2013 M–Men W–Women 27 Barrier-free Games The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the Paralympic Winter Games competition schedule. The Paralympic Games will be held from 7-16 March 2014 and 1,650 Paralympic athletes and team members from 45 countries will take part. The competition schedule details all of the Paralympic competitions including ice sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, biathlon and cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and snowboarding. Para- snowboarding is being introduced to the competition schedule for the first time and will be held on the slopes of the “Rosa Khutor” Alpine Center. This addition means that a record-breaking 72 sets of medals will be contested during the Paralympic Winter Games. After the Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony on 7 March, people across Russia will have three days’ holiday so that fans can enjoy the Games. Paralympic Games tickets went on sale on 27 September 2013 with Russian citizens and formally resident foreign nationals able to purchase tickets at www.sochi2014.com. Tickets are also available via Authorized Ticket Resellers – a full list of these is available on the Sochi 2014 website. Record-breaking Paralympic Winter Games competition schedule announced Ice sledge hockey – one of the most exciting elements of the Paralympic competition program Issue 20 | December 2013 Sochi 2014 audio guides for the visually impaired Sochi 2014 has issued special audio guides detailing the barrier-free environment both inside and outside sports and non-sports venues in Sochi. These include the Olympic Park, the “Ice Cube” Curling Center, Sochi International Airport, the aeroexpress terminal, and other facilities for people with different types of disability, primarily those with visual impairment. The audio guides provide information about venue accessibility, passageways in the buildings, and where the competitions are being held. The audio guides also provide general information about the venues – their architecture, layout and location; information on the competition schedule and the Paralympic sports being held at the venues; basic rules of the games; and the sports equipment and accessories used. All audio guide files are recorded in DAISY-book format (Digital Accessible Information System). This is an international digital format for people who have difficulty reading printed texts. The user is able to quickly navigate through a voice soundtrack to the information they require, regardless of the complexity of the text.
  16. 16. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Curtains up for the Paralympic Games dress rehearsal! On 18 and 19 November 2013, Sochi 2014 held a teaching simulation entitled “Practicing Games Operational Simulation” as part of the IPC Academy training program. Holding this type of event is an innovative way of improving knowledge transfer about the Paralympic Games – an important component of the Games legacy. The teaching took place at the Main Operations Center (MOC) base in Sochi and was attended by Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee employees; representatives of the MOC and functional command centers; and representatives of the Paralympic Games sports venue teams. Representatives of the external operational command headquarters were also involved in the exercise. The main focus of the teaching was the modeling and simulation of emergency situations to help train staff to respond effectively to any incidents that may arise. During the exercise, all participants had the chance to understand, plan and work through on-site processes of cross- functional interaction during the Paralympic Winter Games. The outcome of the training was summarized by the IPC Head of Knowledge Management Services, Apostolos Rigas: “It is a great step forward in our knowledge transfer that we are able to complete the pre-Games activities with such an exercise. Many of our staff and the IPC Academy have been working with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee to help them prepare for the Paralympic Winter Games next March. This final exercise provided a great opportunity for us to share with them some of the unique operational circumstances that are likely to arise next March, which are distinct from what they may practice for the Olympic Games”. 2928 Barrier-free Games Sochi 2014 assesses infrastructure accessibility In October and November, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee worked with the Olympic Games Transport Directorate and Russian Railways to inspect the accessibility of transport infrastructure in Sochi, including the newly opened Adler railway Station. Work to create a barrier-free environment at the Adler railway station has resulted in a station square equipped with ramps; station entrances adapted for people with different types of disability; and specially adapted elevators, sanitary facilities and cash desks designed for use by people with reduced mobility. In the railway station building, tactile strips for visually impaired passengers have also been installed. During the inspection, accessibility experts noted how easily accessible the entrances to the carriage of the Lastochka electric trains were for passengers with a disability. The train’s carriages are equipped with special seats to accommodate wheelchair users, accessible bathrooms and toilets, and call buttons to alert personnel for assistance with getting on and off the train. Russian Railways plans to have completed upgrading the accessibility of all Sochi stations and rolling stock by the end of 2013. At the end of November 2013, Sochi 2014 took part in the comprehensive examination of the transport infrastructure outside Sochi that will be used during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The new airport terminal at Pulkovo in St. Petersburg was also examined. In early December, airports and railway stations in Moscow were checked to see that the recommendations made in the previous survey had been implemented. Paralympic Games staff receive ethics training Sochi 2014 has launched a training program to teach staff about the ethics of interacting with people with a disability. At the same time, the handbook Recommendations for the Games employees on working with people with different types of disability was distributed. Information seminars and training sessions were held for representatives of the Interior Ministry of Russia, regional managers and employees of the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays, RBC journalists, and volunteers from various Volunteer Centers. In total, over 450 people received full-time training and 1,000 were given the handbook. Training will continue until the start of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Information and reference materials regarding the training are available on the Paralympic page of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee website in the section “Paralympic Games Library” http://www.sochi2014.com/games/ sport/paralympic-games/library/. Sochi 2014 present to International Paralympic Committee General Assembly In November, more than 400 delegates from over 150 countries gathered in Athens (Greece) at the General Assembly of the International Paralympic Committee. The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the IGC, the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, and is held every two years. During the General Assembly, Briton Sir Philip Craven was re-elected President of the International Paralympic Committee for a fourth term. The Paralympic Movement has reaffirmed its trust in me and I pledge to repay that faith by maintaining the momentum and building on the tremendous progress we have made in recent years. Today I look to the future, to Sochi, Rio, Pyeongchang and Tokyo, with great excitement. I’m very confident that we can continue to grow and develop while still keeping our inspirational athletes at the core of the Movement, he said. Detailed information on Paralympic Games preparations was submitted by the Organizing Committees of the upcoming Games in Sochi – 2014, Rio de Janeiro – 2016, Pyeongchang – 2018 and Tokyo – 2020. The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will begin two weeks after the end of the Olympic Winter Games and will take place from 7 to 16 March 2014. More than 1,650 athletes and team members from over 45 countries will take part in the competitions, competing for 72 sets of medals. Record-breaking Paralympic Winter Games competition schedule announced The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the Paralympic Winter Games competition schedule. The Paralympic Games will be held from 7-16 March 2014 and 1,650 Paralympic athletes and team members from 45 countries will take part. The competition schedule details all of the Paralympic competitions including ice sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, biathlon and cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and snowboarding. Para-snowboarding is being introduced to the competition schedule for the first time and will be held on the slopes of the “Rosa Khutor” Alpine Center. This addition means that a record- breaking 72 sets of medals will be contested during the Paralympic Winter Games. After the Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony on 7 March, people across Russia will have three days’ holiday so that fans can enjoy the Games. Paralympic Games tickets went on sale on 27 September 2013 with Russian citizens and formally resident foreign nationals able to purchase tickets at www.sochi2014.com. Tickets are also available via Authorized Ticket Resellers – a full list of these is available on the Sochi 2014 website. Accessibility Map receives international recognition The Sochi 2014 Accessibility Map has won a prize at the 20th Golden Drum International Advertising Festival in the Websites and Microsites category. The awards ceremony took place from 9 to 11 October in Portorož, Slovenia, and approximately 1,400 projects from 26 European countries were entered in the competition, including 300 projects from Russia. The Accessibility Map website received high praise from the Golden Drum judging panel, The project was also awarded a bronze medal at the 7th It's time!-2013 International Social Advertising Festival. The festival's judging panel was made up of advertising and publishing experts. The Accessibility Map website www.kartadostupnosti. ru has become highly popular and currently provides information on 13,000 accessible sports venues for people with a disability. 1 2 2 1 1 Accessibility is a major feature of Sochi’s venues 2 A teaching simulation to improve knowledge transfer about the Paralympic Games 1 A staff training program on the ethics of interacting with people with a disability 2 The Sochi 2014 Accessibility Map project receives a Golden Drum award Issue 20 | December 2013
  17. 17. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Sochi 2014 Ticketing Program On 25 November 2013, the Sochi 2014 Main Ticket Centers opened in Sochi and Moscow. At these, spectators can obtain tickets previously purchased on the official site: tickets. sochi2014.com, and they can also buy new tickets with a Visa card or cash. The ticket purchasing system is designed to be simple and convenient for spectators. Tickets for all of the competitions and in various price categories are available at both the Main Ticket Centers and on the site: tickets.sochi2014.com. Tickets are entered into a unified system concurrently, becoming available both on the Games ticketing site and in ticket offices at the same time. The Main Ticket Center in Sochi is located at 56/1 Gorky St. (in the railway station building) and the Main Ticket Center in Moscow is located at 2 Okhotny Ryad St. From January 2014, nine more ticket offices will be in operation, and during the Games up to 90 ticket desks will be open throughout all Olympic venues. In order to collect their tickets, purchasers who selected the “self pick-up” option on the website must take with them the printed order confirmation, the Visa card used for the purchase, and their passport. The Main Ticket Centers will be open seven days a week, up to the end of the Paralympic Winter Games on 16 March 2014. The authenticity of a website offering tickets to the Games in Sochi can be verified on the official site: tickets.sochi2014.com in the window “Website checker”. Sochi 2014 Main Ticket Centers now open in Sochi and Moscow 30 The Sochi 2014 Ticketing Program is one of the largest in the history of the Winter Games, due to the record number of new sports and competitions included in the competition schedule. In total, 12 competition types have been added to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games competition schedule, bringing the total number of sets of medals to 98. 29 of these will be held in the Coastal Cluster and 69 in the Mountain Cluster. That is 12 more than at the Vancouver 2010 Games, and 14 more than at the Turin 2006 Games. The first phase of ticket sales ran from 7 February to 31 May 2013. At that time, tickets were only sold by price category rather than by seat. During the summer, when sales on tickets.sochi2014.com were halted, all tickets obtained from 7 to May 31 were automatically seat assigned. On 10 October, ticket sales resumed on the official 2014 Games website: tickets.sochi2014.com. Paralympic Winter Games tickets on sale – do not miss! On 27 September, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee began selling tickets for the first Paralympic Winter Games in Russian history. These Games are an amazing opportunity to see the world’s Paralympic sporting elite in competition, rivaling the Olympic Games in both passion and determination. 1,650 Paralympic athletes and their accompanying team members, from more than 45 different countries, will take part in the Games. The competition schedule will set a record in the history of the Paralympic Winter Games. Over nine days of competitions, from 7 to 16 March 2014, 72 sets of medals will be competed for in five sports: cross- country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, and alpine skiing. As part of the alpine skiing program, para-snowboarding will be presented for the first time. People from around the world will come to Sochi in order to be inspired by the courage and strength of the Paralympic athletes. Exciting and memorable experiences await Russian fans – they will become part of Russian history and have the opportunity to enjoy the performances of the Russian national team, who traditionally achieve good results at the Paralympic Winter Games. Up until 25 November, Russian and foreign citizens officially residing in the country could obtain tickets on the official site: tickets.sochi2014.com and from Authorized Ticket Resellers. The tickets have also been available from the Main Ticket Centers which have opened in Sochi and Moscow. Residents of other countries can obtain tickets through their country’s Authorized Ticket Resellers, through the Official Ticket Agent of the International Paralympic Committee – eVentureZone – and in most countries, through the official site: tickets.sochi2014.com. Outside the Russian Federation, the regulations for ticket sales, by agreement with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, is determined by the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and the Authorized Ticket Resellers of each specific country in accordance with local law. Until 15 November, fans living in Russia could obtain special souvenir tickets featuring a unique design if they opted to have their tickets delivered. During the Paralympic Games, tickets will be sold through the site: tickets.sochi2014.com, the Main Ticket Centers and ticket box offices at sports venues. Ticket prices for all Paralympic events are approved by the International Paralympic Committee and correspond to ticket prices for the most popular international Paralympic events. They are also comparable to ticket prices at previous Paralympic Games. Ticket prices are final and include all taxes and the right to free travel on 31 Collectors clamour for limited edition souvenir tickets Sochi 2014 has unveiled its collectable Winter Games souvenir tickets. The design of the tickets is heavily influenced by the Games’ symbols and patchwork quilt imagery, which represents the diversity of Russia. Souvenir tickets were only available to purchase online before 15 November at tickets.sochi2014.com. Fans abroad should contact their local National Olympic Committee or Authorized Ticket Reseller for more information on purchasing a souvenir ticket. The tickets, which are made from recycled paper, feature the relevant sport pictogram and are color coded to help fans find their way to the correct venue. On the souvenir tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, a stylized image of the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium replaces the sport pictogram. The tickets contain a number of anti-counterfeit elements to help protect fans. These include a 2D hologram and bar code, and elements that are only visible in ultra-violet and infrared light. To be certain that a ticket is authentic, they should only be purchased from tickets.sochi2014.com and Authorized Ticket 1 public transport on the competition day specified on the ticket. The minimum ticket price for Paralympic events is 350 rubles and the maximum is 1,500 rubles. Most tickets can be obtained in a price range from 400 to 500 rubles. Tickets for the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony range from 700 to 5,000 rubles, and from 400 to 2,000 rubles for the Closing Ceremony. Only Visa cards are accepted for payment, in recognition of Visa’s long-time support of the Paralympic Games. In order to attend the Paralympic Games, all spectators will need to obtain a Spectator Pass. This and your ticket are a prerequisite for gaining access to the competitions and the Olympic Park The Spectator Pass will be valid for both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 2 1 The Sochi 2014 Main Ticket Center in Sochi 2 Sochi 2014 Games tickets
  18. 18. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Sochi 2014 mittens knit fans together Winter Games fans from around the world can keep warm whilst supporting their national teams by wearing colorful mittens featuring one of over 80 flags. Mittens decorated with one of the national flags of all the countries taking part in the Winter Games will be available to purchase in Olympic stores across Russia. Each set comprises two items – classic white knitted gloves with fingers in the colors of the Olympic rings, and a pair of finger-less mittens. The national flags are on the inner sides of the mittens so fans will be able to show their support for their team by showing the palm of their hand. Mikhail Kusnirovich, Head of BOSCO Group, said: “We were faced with an exciting challenge – to design a product that would unite all the fans of the Games and would be affordable for all visitors. The Vancouver Games are remembered for their red mittens, and we are proud to have founding a fitting continuation to this trend. The mittens were designed to reflect the peaceful history of the Games and enable fans to demonstrate their loyalty to their teams. The mittens are bright, warm and comfortable!” 3332 Sochi 2014 Partners Sochi 2014 receives receives the key to the Games fleet The keys to the Olympic vehicle fleet were handed to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee during an official ceremony at the 12th International Investment Forum in Sochi. The keys were presented by Sochi 2014 General Partner, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus, who are providing more than 3,000 cars for the Games. These include Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial vehicles that will be used to transport athletes, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and National Olympic Committee (NOC) members, International Federation staff, and media representatives. The fleet is decorated with the official Sochi 2014 Look of the Games branding and all the vehicles meet Euro-4 or Euro-5 international eco-standards, which are higher than the Euro- 3 standard currently adopted in Russia. The fleet also includes vehicles with diesel and gas engines, which will help to minimize its environmental impact. Sochi 2014 Partners, media personnel, broadcasters, and NOC representatives will also be able to hire vehicles from the dedicated VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus car park, which will provide more than 500 Volkswagen vehicles for rental. Markus Ozegovich, General Director of VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus, said: “Today is a very significant day for us. It was preceded by long and thorough preparation. We have negotiated with our Partners from the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, determining exactly which cars from our model range are best suited for the needs of the Games; the most efficient way to provide navigation of guests and athletes during the Games; and how to minimize the impact of transportation on the environment. We are especially proud of the fact that a significant number of these modern, environmentally friendly cars are made here in Russia.” 1 1 2 1 VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus will provide more than 3,000 cars for the Games 2 Dmitry Chernyshenko is handed the keys to the Olympic vehicle fleet for the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee With BOSCO-designed Sochi 2014 mittens, Games fans can keep warm whilst supporting their national teams Issue 20 | December 2013
  19. 19. Sochi 2014 Newsletter I-Teco save time at hi-tech Games I-Teco, the leading Russian IT provider, has become the Sochi Unified Identification System Supplier. The deal was agreed by the President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and the Chairman of the I-Teco Board of Directors, Aleksey Remizov. The Unified Identification System (UIS) will enable accredited guests to have easy access to a range of Games services. These include electronic food vouchers to make it quick and simple for Games staff to buy food; and deferred printing which allows the press to implement the delayed printing of pending documents on any printer with a high level of privacy in one of the media centers. Under the terms of the agreement, a Unified Identification System (UIS) will be used at all Olympic venues. The system will provide user authentication based on radio frequency technology. Specialists from I-Teco will both operate and maintain this system which forms a small part of the wider integrated Sochi 2014 Games technology solution developed and managed by Worldwide Olympic Partner, Atos. During the test events in Sochi this year, the UIS was successfully tested and received high praise from the Organizing Committee. Dmitry Chernyshenko said: “The I-Teco identification system is just part of a comprehensive approach to saving time for Games staff. The experienced specialists at I-Teco, who are now part of the Sochi 2014 team, will ensure the successful management of the wide range of technical tasks required.” The Chairman of the Board of Directors of “I-Teco”, Aleksey Remizov, said: “For our company, the provision of unique IT services to Games participants has become, to a certain extent, a challenge: to demonstrate the huge intellectual potential in resolving the most complicated humanitarian tasks on the basis of our own innovative developments. I’m sure our professional team will support the highest level of reliability, comfort and efficiency of the service.” MegaFon successfully tests inter-network roaming Sochi 2014 General Partner, MegaFon, provided technical support to the 12th International Investment Forum, held in Sochi, by allowing its guests to stay constantly connected. All Forum delegates had the opportunity to use reliable mobile communication services. Subscribers to other mobile operators could select the MegaFon network in the settings of their own mobile device. At peak times, the number of users registered on the MegaFon network, reached 900 people. Over the three days of the Forum, more than 100,000 calls were made on the MegaFon network. The average data transfer speed during the plenary session was 3 Mbit/s. Previously, MegaFon opened its inter-network roaming zone during the 2012/2013 season of test events in the Mountain Cluster and Coastal Cluster sports venues. During the project’s implementation, the quality of the inter-network roaming was successfully tested at the largest events of 2013, including the Year To Go to the Games celebrations and the IIHF Junior Ice Hockey World Championship. 3534 Sochi 2014 Partners Bauerfeind AG to support injured athletes The German company Bauerfeind AG, a leading producer of orthopedic aids, has become the Sochi 2014 “Therapeutic Braces and Supports” Official Supplier. The deal was agreed by President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and Bauerfeind AG Chief Commercial Officer International, Dirk Treiber. Bauerfeind AG will provide therapeutic braces and services, including specialized products for the treatment of sports injuries such as supports, orthoses, compression stockings and insoles, at the Games. More than 20 types of products will be available, amounting to a total of 2,000 items. The most common injuries in winter sports are to knees, hands and feet, and Bauerfeind AG will provide products to treat these and other injuries at the Games. Bauerfeind AG's innovative measurement process will enable the company to work with doctors and physiotherapists to customize supports, orthoses, compression stockings and insoles to suit each athlete. Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, highlighted: “The partners of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee form a team of the highest quality. Our new Supplier, the company Bauerfeind AG, will provide its orthopedic knowledge and support to our medical services team during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Expert support for athletes will be assured by both Bauerfeind’s certified quality products and the company’s extensive experience through its cooperation with the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Organizing Committees”. Bauerfeind AG Chief Commercial Officer International Dirk Treiber said: “We are very proud that our innovative products will be used at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. This endorsement reflects the fact that Bauerfeind AG is renowned in the field of orthopedic aids with its products that stand for proven premium quality. We are working on a system for Sochi in which the Olympic athletes will be served jointly by our specialists, doctors and physiotherapists. I am confident that the health of the Olympic athletes will be well taken care of our products and technicians.” WildRed Community Area Television Network at the Games WildRed has been named as the Sochi 2014 “Local CATV Services” Official Supplier. The deal was agreed by President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and General Director of WildRed’s New Media Legends Group of Companies, Ruslan Kuzminov. According to the agreement, WildRed will introduce a Community Area Television Network (CATV) at the Games, providing around-the-clock broadcasts from the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS). The cable television network for the distribution of broadcast feeds will provide services at 25 Games venues including all Olympic venues and training arenas, the Main Media Center and Gorki Media Center, the Olympic Village, the IOC hotels and the Olympic Family hotels. Specialists from WildRed will install the hardware and software that will receive the OBS signal. The CATV will also include 15 leading free-to-view TV channels, as well as the 20 Sochi 2014 dedicated feeds including the OBS Olympic News Channel. At the Games venues, 5,000 TVs will receive the digital signal so journalists and staff can watch the broadcasts. Ruslan Kuzminov said: The Olympic Games is a large- scale, prestigious and very important project, requiring coordination between all the Organizing Committee Functional Areas, Partners and Suppliers. We are using the most advanced technology management, supply and distribution of video content developed by our specialists for this project. We have perfected the system of management, monitoring and customer service specifically for the Games. This will enable us to operate the television infrastructure efficiently and effectively. We are honored to provide Sochi 2014 with television services of the highest level.” “ During the project’s implementation, the quality of the inter-network roaming was successfully tested at the largest events of 2013, including the Year To Go to the Games celebrations and the IIHF Junior Ice Hockey World Championship 1 2 3 Dmitry Chernyshenko and Sochi 2014 Partners: 1 Presenting a Partnership diploma to Dirk Treiber from Bauerfeind AG 2 A strong Partner handshake for Ruslan Kuzminov, General Director of WildRed’s New Media Legends Group of Companies 3 Signing the Partnership contract with Chairman of I-Teco, Aleksey Remizov Issue 20 | December 2013
  20. 20. Sochi 2014 Newsletter BOSCO, Sochi 2014 General Partner and Licensee, has become the Sochi 2014 official retail operator. The license agreement was signed by President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and the head of BOSCO Group, Mikhail Kusnirovich. Under the terms of the agreement, BOSCO will open over 30 Sochi 2014 retail outlets across Russia, offering customers licensed BOSCO Sochi 2014 clothing and shoes, and a full range of other licensed Sochi 2014 merchandise. The BOSCO Olympic Flagship Store is now open in the heart of Moscow, at the GUM Department Store in Red Square. The first visitors to the BOSCO Olympic Flagship Store included the President of the Russian Olympic Committee and IOC member, Alexander Zhukov; the President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko; the head of the BOSCO Group, Mikhail Kusnirovich; the Managing Director of the joint stock company Trading House GUM, Teimuraz Guguberidze; and a number of Sochi 2014 Ambassadors and Olympic champions. Guests were welcomed by the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games mascots: Polar Bear, Leopard and Hare. In October, three other new Sochi 2014 retail outlets were opened: one on Novy Arbat Avenue in Moscow, one at the Sochi Seaport, and one at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Center in Krasnaya Polyana. A mobile Sochi 2014 retail outlet also began its journey across Russia in October. The mobile store left Red Square to coincide with the start of the Olympic Torch Relay, and offers a wide range of licensed products from key rings to jackets. The mobile store will travel 27,000 miles and visit 63 cities, constantly accompanying the Olympic torch and reaching more than 50% of the Russian population. All Olympic stores operated by BOSCO will present the full range of Sochi 2014 licensed merchandise: colorful badges and key rings, educational toys, clothing and accessories for pets, beloved Games mascots, notebooks and pens for school pupils and much more. The collection of Sochi 2014 clothing includes jackets, sweatshirts, tracksuits, long and short-sleeved polo shirts, winter jackets and trousers, sweaters and cardigans, men's knitwear, t-shirts and backpacks, as well as a large selection of hats, caps and gloves. 3736 Licensing program BOSCO’s Olympic Flagship Store in the heart of Moscow The Olympic Flagship Store opens its doors to sports fans Issue 20 | December 2013 Mario and Sonic battle for Sochi 2014 Olympic gold A Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games video game went on sale in Russia on 8 November 2013. In the game, which is for the Nintendo Wii U platform, Mario and Sonic travel around Sochi, testing their strength in 16 competition events including curling, figure skating, snowboarding and biathlon. The first visitors who attended Igromir, the largest gaming exhibition, had a chance to try out the game. All characters within the game have been developed in great detail, and the tracks and sports venues resemble the real Olympic venues in which athletes will perform at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. The characters will not only be able to simulate the movements of athletes, but also perform jumps and stunts impossible in real life. Similar video games have been part of every Olympic Games since 2008.
  21. 21. Sochi 2014 Newsletter Money, money, money – Sochi 2014 commemorative relics launched During the 100 Days To Go celebrations, a commemorative 100 ruble banknote, 25 ruble coin featuring the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch, and a postage block dedicated to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay, were presented. The 20 million banknotes and coins have been released into free circulation, and the stamp is available in post offices across Russia. These items will be a great addition to any philatelic collection and are a truly special memento of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. The first-ever in the history of an Olympic Winter Games 100 ruble banknote to be released by the Bank of Russia is dedicated to Sochi, and was designed by the Bank of Russia and FSUE Goznak. The front of the note features a jumping snowboarder, the idea of Repin Institute student, Pavel Bushuev. The national flags of the countries taking part in the Games, united around the concept of a single Olympic Movement, form part of a fence-like design on the front of the note. Four diamonds placed together contain a stylized image of the Olympic torch and a multicolored hologram of a flame, a reminder of the Olympic torch, runs over the fence-like element. The central composition on the reverse of the banknote is the Fisht Olympic Stadium, where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games will take place. The contours of the Sochi Seaport are visible on the bottom part of the reverse of the banknote. Waves, incorporated into the design using original technology, allow both smooth and sharp color transitions without the use of image screening. The legendary bird that appears in many Russian stories is on both the front and reverse of the note. The bird is flying in the background of the Sochi 2014 patchwork quilt motif and also appears in ultraviolet rays, on the front, above the mountain tops. The commemorative 25 ruble coin is made of copper- nickel, and features the Olympic torch. The State Emblem of the Russian Federation and the 25 ruble denomination appears on the obverse of the coin and the reverse of the coin features the Olympic torch and the Sochi 2014 logo on the background of a map of the Russian Federation, showing the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay route. The new postage block features the Sochi 2014 logo, a map of the Russian Federation, the Olympic torch and images of the Moscow Kremlin and the Sochi Seaport. The stamp's value is 50 rubles and 120,000 postage blocks are being released. 3938 Licensing program On 1 November, the official cancellation ceremony for three new Sochi 2014 stamps took place, at the Yes! 100 Days To Go photo exhibition. The stamps complete the XXII Olympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Olympic Winter Sports series and feature the most popular sports of ice hockey, biathlon and curling. The cancellation ceremony was attended by Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee and IOC member; Nikolai Zimyatov, four-time Olympic champion in skiing; and Olympic biathlon champion, Yuri Kashkarov. Each stamp has a nominal value of 25 rubles and is 37x37 mm in size. The stamps are issued in sheets (3x3) of eight stamps and a coupon. 560,000 copies (70,000 sheets) of each stamp have been printed. The XXII Olympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Olympic Winter Sports series was launched in 2011 and the first three stamps issued featured cross-country, ski jumping, and short track. Six stamps were added to the series in 2012: these depicted alpine skiing, snowboarding, speed skating,skeleton, luge, and freestyle skiing. In 2013, the series expanded to include bobsleigh, figure skating and Nordic combined. Hot off the press: new Sochi 2014 stamps Issue 20 | December 2013 1 1 The official cancellation ceremony was attended by Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee and IOC member; Nikolai Zimyatov, four-time Olympic champion in skiing; and Olympic biathlon champion, Yuri Kashkarov
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