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A unique cultural program for the Olympics 2014 Sochi
« on: May 13, 2009, 09:16:55 PM »
[u]A unique cultural program for the Olympics 2014 [/u]

By the Olympics in 2014, to be held in Sochi, a concept unique cultural programs, said on Wednesday Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov.

"First and foremost, we want to make the experience of each participant in the Games unique. To this end, we decided, in addition to sports programs, to develop the concept of a unique cultural program -" Cultural Olympiad ", as we call it" - Zhukov said at a meeting of the Coordinating Commission of the IOC in Sochi .

Vice-premier did not specify what would be the uniqueness of the program, but stressed that an important role in this process will be volunteers.  They planned to use at least 50 thousand people.

"It will be very educated people who speak different languages. They will provide all the Russian regions and will serve customers at the highest level", - said Zhukov.

According to him, the Olympic Games - is not just a short holiday, to be held in 2014. Preparing for the Games should be integrated into development plans of the region.

"The strategic goal of the Games should correlate socio-economic imperatives of Russia and in the long term", - emphasized Zhukov.

Construction of Olympic facilities, including roads, a network of gas and heat supply in Sochi will cost 218 billion rubles. На развитие города  On the development of Sochi as a tourist facility will be spent 80% of all money allocated for urban development and construction of Olympic facilities, and only 20% of them will be spent on the Games themselves.

Most of the 13 sports facilities to be built for the Games, will be suited at the Imeretinskoy lowlands, including the central stadium, big and small ice arena, an ice palace.  Total for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be 218 sites.