Statement by Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President and CEO, with one month to go for the opening of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
With a month to go until the opening of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, we are ready and in full Olympic mode. Every sport venue is fully prepared and has been thoroughly tested, new road and rail routes are ready to transport visitors and rehearsals for the Opening Ceremony are well underway. Athletes, coaches and the media have all received their official accreditations and are gearing up to travel to Sochi, where our volunteers and staff will give them the warmest of welcomes.
Sochi will be a truly memorable Games, where the world’s greatest winter athletes will compete against a stunning backdrop of the Black Sea coast and snowy mountain peaks that will amaze audiences across the world. While today we focus on the Games and some wonderful sport, it is highly rewarding to see Sochi’s new year-round resort which forms part of the legacy of the Games that will transform the region for generations.
This article originally appeared in The Sport Intern. The Sport Intern editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.