While the London Olympics -- less than two months away -- are a massive undertaking, the Winter Games in Sochi, 18 months later, will redefine a city and a region, and require the greatest building project ever associated with an Olympics. The city on the Black Sea coast, known as a summer resort, will, organizers hope, be transformed into a winter sports haven against the backdrop of economic challenges, security concerns and sporting demands on the country. SI.com spoke this week to Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, for an update on the Sochi Games preparations.
Sochi 2014 boss Dmitry Chernyshenko says he has learned from London 2012.
Dmitry Chernyshenko wants to wrap up the top tier sponsorship program by the 2010 Winter Games. Despite the ongoing global recession, Dmitry Chernyshenko, president and CEO of Sochi 2014, says he is aiming to secure all top tier sponsors by the time of the Vancouver Olympics next February.
(ATR) The IOC's Executive Director for the Olympic Games says with three years to go, Sochi is on pace with construction, and could have 70 percent of all work completed by the end of the year.
In this exclusive Tuesday Talk with Around the Rings, Gilbert Felli discusses the state of preparations for the 2014 Olympics.