IOC Co-Ordination Chief Claims Sochi Construction on Track

March 24, 2011

International Olympic Committee co-ordination chief Jean-Claude Killy has confirmed that construction work ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is going “according to plan”, with aspects of the preparations proceeding at a “very impressive” rate.

Speaking at the end of a three-day inspection tour, Killy stated: “As far as we are concerned, and according to our experts, everything is going according to plan. I wouldn’t have said that last year.

“We have seen colossal progress in the preparations for the Olympics. I am impressed by the construction process and people are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he added.

The local organising committee has assured the IOC that 70 per cent of the construction work will be completed by next year, with the bobsled run expected to open in February.