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2014 Paralympic Games Sochi Russia Events and News

Outline: Information on sports events and preparations in the lead up to the 2014 Paralympic games in Sochi Russia.

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Information on sports events and preparations in the lead up to the 2014 Paralympic games in Sochi Russia. Construction of all the Olympic facilities in Sochi will begin this year, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday as he received Jean-Claude Killy, a member of the International Olympic Committee who chairs the Coordination Commission for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Information on sports events and preparations in the lead up to the 2014 Paralympic games in Sochi Russia.

2 - Feb -2009 - Organizers for the 2014 Sochi Games are touting a new domestic sponsorship deal worth $260 million as the largest of its kind in Olympic history. The Rostelecom and MegaFon telecommunications companies became the first "Tier One" partners of the games and also pledged to invest about $200 million to develop the region's infrastructure, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee announced Saturday. Putin has promised to turn Sochi into a world-class winter sports center, giving assurances that the budget will not be cut. He said plans call for outlays of $3.2 billion this year and $3.6 billion in 2010. The deal comes as the Russian government seeks to assure the International Olympic Committee that the country's economic troubles won't jeopardize state funding for the event.

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The AOC has forecast a shortfall in its budget for the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Sochi Winter Games, with only 140.3 million dollars (88.6 million US) committed, well short of the 239.2 million dollars (151 million US), which it says it needs to maintain high performance standards.

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With the rejection in December of the EBU bid for the rights of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2016 Summer Games, the IOC essentially said European rights will go to the highest bidder, public or private. The rights for the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2016 Games, the host of which will be decided in October, have already gone to pay TV channels in some countries, with Sky Italia snapping up the rights for Italy and Fox Turkey for Turkey in separate deals.

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31 - Jan -2009 - A delegation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was today in the Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi for a working visit with organizers of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The scheduled Project Review visit on 30 and 31 January 2009 is taking place just before Sochi 2014 begins its 'five-years-to-go' countdown on 7 February 2009. The IOC delegation in Sochi included Jean-Claude Killy, Olympic skiing legend and Chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission for Sochi 2014, and Gilbert Felli, the IOC's Olympic Games Executive Director.

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The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee today announced its first Tier One partners of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The selection of Sochi 2014's Telecommunications category partners at such an early stage of preparations will help to revolutionize the Black Sea coastal region's telecommunications infrastructure and deliver an innovative and technologically-advanced Winter Games. Sochi 2014 aims for all its future partners to contribute significantly to the development of the city's infrastructure at the outset of the project.

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Construction of all the Olympic facilities in Sochi will begin already this year, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday as he received Jean-Claude Killy, a member of the International Olympic Committee who chairs the Coordination Commission for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. "Construction and assembly works will embrace all the facilities this year and they are already in full swing at 21 sites," Putin said. "By 2012, full readiness of all the facilities for test competitions should be ensured," he said. Putin assured Killy that tough control has been established over all the works under the Olympic project and the contractors are strictly observing the schedule.


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Cite: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English. Author: Disabled World. Electronic Publication Date: 2009/01/31. Last Revised Date: 2015/12/01. Reference Title: "2014 Paralympic Games Sochi Russia Events and News", Source: 2014 Paralympic Games Sochi Russia Events and News. Abstract: Information on sports events and preparations in the lead up to the 2014 Paralympic games in Sochi Russia. Retrieved 2019-11-21, from https://www.disabled-world.com/sports/paralympics/2014/sochi-news.php - Reference Category Number: DW#190-571.
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