Sochi 2014 agrees to sustainable development project

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 1, 2011 2:36 pm

Sochi 2014 organizers have agreed to a sustainable development policy for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics at their second Supervisory Board meeting of the year.

Alexander Zhukov, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, was present alongside Sochi 2014 Supervisory Board member Alexey Gromov, the executive director of the Russian Olympic Committee Marat Bariev, Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pahomov and Mikhail Terentiev, secretary general of the Russian Paralympic Committee.

The sustainable development program will be developed and presented during the Sochi 2011 International Investment Forum.

Leading Russian and international experts have contributed to the project, which will create sustainable development principles for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Sochi 2014 project allows Russia to take a giant step forward,” Zhukov said. “We want to tap into the potential for the Games to act as a catalyst to the full to bring long-term positive changes not only to Sochi but across the whole of Russia.”