The preliminary round of the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship is nearly finished, but Sochi 2014 will continue to test functions and services at the Olympic venues. Organizers are doing everything to ensure the comfort and safety for everyone as the tournament’s participants underline that the test event is demonstrating that the Olympic host city is well-prepared and ready to stage a top-level sports event.
Shawn Bullock, Team Leader of Canada said: “The dressing rooms are fantastic. We’ve got several rooms available, storage, a coaches’ room, therapy room fully equipped. Everything is sparkling, brand new and feels like very spacious for us.”
Regarding security, Bill Hall, Team Leader of USA had this to say: “Security here has been very good, we have no issues with the hotel, absolutely no issues with the arena. The security, checkpoint – it’s efficient.”
Boris Dlugach, General Manager from the host country, Russia is also overjoyed and completely satisfied with how the venues are developing: “It’s rare where you can see such dressing rooms. They are very good, spacious and comfortable. They are just great, and I have not heard anyone say they are not comfortable – everything is wonderful.”
As you can see, not a single person is dissatisfied with the venues, security measures or dressing rooms. Can’t wait until Sochi 2014 so we can truly see what an amazing job Russia has done in order to prepare for the Winter Olympics!