Sochi 2014 experience transferred to PyeongChang

               Sochi 2014 experience transferred to PyeongChang

PR Newswire

MOSCOW, June 29, 2014

MOSCOW, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --A delegation of the Sochi 2014
Organizing Committee, headed by Organizing Committee President Dmitry
Chernyshenko, has flown to the Republic of Korea, where from June 28 to July
05, the city of PyeongChang will host the IOC Debriefing of the Sochi 2014
Olympic Winter Games, an event devoted to the transfer of knowledge from the
2014 Games organizers to the Organizing Committees of the next Olympic Games.

The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko,

"We can proudly say that we fulfilled our obligations. Our mission – to host
an innovative Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that will express the
character of new Russia and bring sustainable positive changes - came to life.
We did what we promised, and are ready to share our experiences and
demonstrate how we managed to turn the dream into reality."

The excellent organization of the Games in Sochi was also confirmed by the
main heroes - the athletes. Short-track Olympic gold medalist Viktor An

"It is largely thanks to brilliant organization that the Sochi 2014 winter
Games entered the history of the Olympic movement. Athletes were accommodated
in the best possible conditions, allowing them to fully concentrate on
training, and the distance to the sports venues was minimal, while transport
was efficient and on time. I especially want wish to note that the work
organized with the fans was fantastic - it was largely their support that
allowed me to win three gold medals in Sochi."

The first Russian Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were officially
recognized as successful and received top marks from the leadership of the
IOC, IPC, International Sports Federations, National Olympic and Paralympic
Committees, participating countries and athletes. IOC President Thomas Bach
characterized the Olympic Games in Sochi as excellent in terms of
organization.In turn, IPC President Sir Philip Craven said the Paralympic
Winter Games of 2014 were the most successful ever.

During the event dedicated to summarizing the Olympic and Paralympic Games in
2014, a delegation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee will participate in
a number of plenary sessions and meetings, which will discuss various aspects
of the Games related to planning, operational activities for different
functional areas (sports, accommodation, transport, culture, education,
logistics, etc.), as well as technology. The organizers of the 2014 Games will
share with representatives of the Olympic and Paralympic Family practical
experience in creating a unique brand and a strong model of Games management.
At the same time, the delegation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has
not set itself the task of providing standard solutions, and wants to show the
Organizing Committees, how they can most effectively apply the Russian
experience in international practice.

The delegation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee that departed for South
Korea consists of 65 people. Other members of the Russian delegation include
representatives of the Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Energy, and partners of
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee: MegaFon, Rostelecom, Microsoft and Avaya (a
total of 15 people in support of the technology section of the debrief).
Others also participating during the debriefing include IOC and IPC
representatives and in particular, their presidents Thomas Bach and Sir Philip
Craven; a delegation of the Organizing Committee of PyeongChang 2018; the
South Korean Minister of Sports; the Governor of Gangwon Province; the Mayor
of PyeongChang; and the Organizing Committees of Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, as
well as representatives of the candidate cities to host the Winter Games in

The official debriefing of the Games consists of three parts: Technology (June
25-27, 41 sessions), IOC session (June 29-July 2) and IPC session (July
04-05). The central part of the official IOC event will be 19 topical
sessions, combined into five sections: creating an attractive product,
creating a strong management model, work with stakeholders of the Olympic
Movement, preparation for the Games (staff and test events), as well as direct
staging of the Games (venues, services - accommodation, arrival and
departures, accreditation, security, catering, transport and logistics).

The Games in Sochi were set a number of records in a number of parameters,
there was great interest among spectators and the media, the entire country
was involved in Games preparation and staging. The Sochi 2014 Organizing
Committee sold over 1.1 million tickets for the Olympic Games.

The Games in Sochi were broadcast by 464 channels around the world - almost
double that at the previous Winter Games in Vancouver. The Games in Sochi
became the first digital winter games, showing a record interest by users of
social networks.The official #Sochi2014 hash tag was used 13 billion times on
social networks and the total number of comments about the Games exceeded 23

Thanks to unprecedented support from leading international and Russian
companies, the total income from the Sochi 2014 marketing program exceeded
$1.3 billion, which is more than triple the Bid Book's obligations. At the
same time, the operating profit of Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee may total
approximately 9 billion rubles, including cash and transferable property.

According to Nielsen research company^1, the Olympic Games in Sochi completely
or significantly exceeded expectations of the overwhelming majority (94%) of
Russian residents, and 75% of Russians believe that the significant legacy of
the Sochi Games will work to the benefit of the country for many years to

^1 The study was conducted by the international company Nielsen, a world
leader in marketing information. The April 2014 study interviewed 2,093
respondents aged 16-45 years from 22 Russian cities.

SOURCE Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee

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