Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Done with Work at the London Summer Games

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A number of Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee’s employees, Sochi 2014 volunteers, and representatives from ministries and agencies in Sochi and the Krasnodar region have completed their work at the Summer Games in London.

During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (27 July - 9 September), over 300 people took part in the "Observer" and "Secondment” (“Internship”) Programs. For participants the objective of these programs was to gain experience and share knowledge by working closely with the London Organizing Committee.

The "Observer" Program became the largest program in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A team of Sochi 2014 volunteers consisting of 104 people also worked in London during the Games.

During the Games, over 80,000 people visited the Sochi.Park site in Kensington Gardens. The Sochi.Park pavilion showcased the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games to residents and tourists visiting the capital. Sochi.Park was opened from 26 July – 12 August and proved to be a great success. Cutting-edge technology enabled visitors to Sochi.Park to take a virtual trip to Sochi, climb via an interactive 4-D cabin to the snowy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains and have a snowball fight with the Sochi 2014 mascots. Visitors were also able to enjoy a unique ice show, "Sochi: little stories from a big city", in which 6 Olympic and 18 world skating champions took part. Skaters included: Tatiana Navka, Irina Slutskaya, Oksana Domnina and Maksim Shabalin. In total, over 12,000 people watched the ice-show.