IPC Delegation head to Moscow for Sochi 2014 Project Review

25 Jan 2011 By IPC

Members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are heading to Moscow this week to be updated on the progress made by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee on the next Paralympic Winter Games, which are less than four years away.

The third project review will take place from 26-27 January with four representatives from the IPC, including Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez, Paralympic Games Senior Manager Thanos Kostopoulos, Head of Paralympic Games Strategic Projects Apostolos Rigas and Marketing & Broadcasting Senior Manager Alexis Schaefer.

Items to be covered in the project review include venue operating plans, sport & test events, National Paralympic Committee and athlete services, transport, athletes’ village, barrier-free environment, brand, marketing & licensing and volunteers. The project review will also include the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Education Concept.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “With less than four years to go until the Paralympic Winter Games, this third project review for Sochi 2014 is a very important meeting to receive progress updates and check that everything is still on schedule.

“The IPC looks forward to starting 2011 with invaluable information that will make the next Winter Games successful.”

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games take place from 7-16 March 2014.

For more information about the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, please visit www.sochi2014.com.

Notes to the Editor:

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality. Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 167 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.

For further information, please contact Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Senior Manager on e-mail: craig.spence@paralympic.org or call +49-228-2097-230 (or NZ 0275009804) Alternatively, please visit www.paralympic.org or www.ParalympicSport.TV.