Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

First Visit to Sochi 2014

For the first time after Sochi’s election to host the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) CEO Xavier Gonzalez and IPC Fundraising and Sponsorship Director Sergio Furman visited the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in Moscow, Russia. 06 Dec 2007 By IPC

"We are looking forward working with the Organizing Committee to stage great Paralympic Winter Games in 2014”

From 4 to 6 December, the IPC representatives met with Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko and received a general overview of the planning for the 2014 Games as well as discussed several other aspects, including the organizational structure, legacy and integrated planning.

“This visit was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and get a first overview of the Paralympic Winter Games organization and transition. We are looking forward working with the Organizing Committee to stage great Paralympic Winter Games in 2014”, said CEO Gonzalez.

Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Furman also had the opportunity to meet with Sochi 2014 Director of Strategic Planning, Dmitry Mosin, Russian Paralympic Committee First Vice President, Pavel Roshkov, and former Paralympian Mikhail Terentiev, who has recently been appointed as Sochi’s Director of Paralympic Games.

During the discussions, the IPC and Sochi 2014 also agreed on a Paralympic Games Seminar to be hosted in early 2008.