Six companies joined Sochi 2014 Family in December
The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee signed agreements with Contemporary International, EVENTIM, Kärcher, Kaspersky Lab, Life Fitness, and World Class.
Contemporary International, global leader in planning and servicing major events, has been named the “Event Services” Supplier to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
Under the agreement, Contemporary International will be responsible for planning and managing the flow of spectators at the venues. They will also provide training materials for the Organizing Committee staff working in Event Services during the 2014 Winter Games.
Stephen Mirabile, President and Chief Operating Officer of Contemporary International, commented:
"Our company is proud to be contributing to such a vital aspect of the 2014 Games. Our experience at previous Olympic Games has given us a strong understanding of the exceptional nature of the Games, as well as its importance to the host city and country. The first-hand knowledge in event services that Contemporary International brings will help the Organizing Committee put on a successful and unforgettable Olympic Games in Sochi. "
CTS EVENTIM AG, operating in Russia under the brand of PARTER.RU, has been appointed the Supplier of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in the category of “Ticketing Services”.
As per the agreement, CTS EVENTIM will provide a safe online ticketing platform, that embraces technological and operational know-how, state-of-the-art systems and ticketing expertise and will help the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee deliver a fair and transparent system for the distribution of tickets.
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of CTS EVENTIM AG, said:
“We are proud that EVENTIM with our Russian brand PARTER.RU has been appointed as Supplier for the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and will support the Olympic movement. With our safe online ticketing platforms we pave the way for people to access tickets to the Games through the Internet. In doing so, we fulfill on our contribution to what will be an unforgettable Games in a truly exceptional location.”
The cleaning company Kärcher has been named as a supplier to the Sochi 2014 Games in the category "Event Cleaning Services".
According to the agreement, Kärcher will provide the Games organizers with more than 200 pieces of machinery and the company's staff will be hired during the Olympic Games to carry out technical support of the cleaning machinery operating at the venues in the Coastal and Mountain Clusters. Throughout the duration of the Games, there will be 153 pieces of Kärcher machinery operating in the Olympic Park, including floor sweepers with a driver's seat, walk-behind self-propelled sweepers and indoor scrubbers and sweepers. There will be 64 pieces of machinery operating in the Mountain Cluster, including 13 walk-behind self-propelled sweepers.
The CEO of LLC Kärcher, an affiliate company of the corporation Alfred Kärcher GmbH & KG in Russia, Oleg Minaev, commented:
"Supporting international and national sporting events is a tradition that goes a long way back at Kärcher. We always try to put sport and a healthy lifestyle as much in the spotlight as possible, as these things accord fully with the company's values. Kärcher's involvement in the global sporting celebration that is the Sochi 2014 Olympics is going to be yet another milestone in terms of getting people involved in developing physical culture. Our cleaning equipment has been used at the Olympic Games on many occasions, and we are proud to have become a supplier for the next Olympic Games in Sochi. Our past experience in providing services at events of this nature represents a guarantee that the quality of the cleaning at the sports venues is going to be second to none."
Kaspersky Lab has been chosen as the supplier to the Sochi 2014 Olympic winter Games in the category "Anti-virus software".
As part of the partnership, Kaspersky Lab will provide the Sochi 2014 Games organizers with a comprehensive anti-virus protection solution. The Kaspersky Total Space Security product protects workstations, mobile devices, files, email servers and the shared servers and Internet gateways used by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee's infrastructure against all types of malware. In addition, the company's experts are going to provide operational services and technical support for the security system on a 24/7 basis and conduct constant monitoring, making it possible to quickly identify and block all new online threats.
The CEO of Kaspersky Lab, Evgeny Kaspersky, said:
"Seeing your company become a supplier of services to the Olympic Games is an unforgettable moment! We’re looking forward to the unique opportunity to provide information security for such a prestigious event. I am extremely proud of the fact that our company's experience, technological solutions and expertise have enabled us to earn the trust of the Organizing Committee for the winter Olympic Games in Sochi."
Moreover, The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has unveiled the Suppliers who are going to be responsible for setting up and kitting out the gyms in the Olympic Villages and the Media Center. World Class, Russia’s leading fitness clubs chain has become a Supplier to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in the "fitness services" category. Life Fitness, the biggest producer of premium sports equipment, has also been made a Supplier in the "fitness equipment category".
According to the agreement, World Class will fully organize the work of five gyms, from concept development to fitness stuff provision. Thanks to World Class, athletes and accredited journalists will be able to train with experienced trainers around the clock.
Life Fitness will equip all five gyms with state of the art equipment and will be responsible for its installation and maintenance.
The President of the World Class chain, Olga Slutsker, noted:
"It is a great honor for the World Class fitness clubs to become a Supplier of the 2014 Games in Sochi. We are proud to be recognized as leaders in the fitness industry in Russia. I am sure that the athletes and the journalists of the Games will be pleased with the high level of service and professionalism among our coaches. Together, we will create winners!"
The Vice-President of Life Fitness, Frank van de Ven, said:
"Our mission here at Life Fitness is to help people stay fit, and help sportsmen and women achieve the goals they set themselves. Being given the status of a Supplier to the Sochi 2014 Games is the highest form of recognition for our work that we could hope for. We are putting all our efforts into making a significant contribution to supporting the Sochi 2014 winter Games. We are sure that Life Fitness's equipment will help the athletes to stay in excellent physical shape and set some new records."