“Our society has finally come to understand that if we take no account of the current state of environment, if we fail to strictly abide by environmental standards, we simply have no future”.
“I am confident that we will prove to the world and primarily to ourselves, that Sochi’s victory in Guatemala was not by chance. It shows the power and strength of our country, our desire to win, our ability to create excellent conditions for hosting the Olympic Games, the hospitality of our people, our love for sports and our commitment to putting maximum effort into making the Sochi 2014 Games an unforgettable experience for our guests- with brilliant athletic achievements, excellent results and outstanding impressions.
We will do everything necessary to make the Sochi 2014 Games one of the most memorable sporting events of the century.”
"The Olympic Winter Games in 2014 should demonstrate Russia’s capability of hosting sports competitions of the highest level. The Games should demonstrate that Russia is an able, hospitable and technologically-developed nation."
Quality preparation for the Olympic Games in 2014 gives us a unique opportunity to solve several problems at once. The first task is the development of the city of Sochi, the creation of a modern, high- quality mountain climatic resort, where millions of our Russian citizens and citizens from other countries will come to relax. Second - we certainly need to create a world-class sports infrastructure, in order to give a strong impetus to the development of winter sports in our country. All of the new venues will later be used by both professionals and amateurs alike, as well as by those who simply like to engage in physical activity
There is still much work to be done, but we are certain everything will be finished in time for the Olympics, which are now not long away, and that it will be held at the highest possible level .