IPC Delegation Begins Sochi 2014 Review

Members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are heading to Moscow to be updated on the progress made by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee on the next Paralympic Winter Games, which are less than 4 years away.

The third project review will take place Jan. 26-27 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 and broadcasting senior manager Alexis Schaefer.

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

“With less than 4 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,” Gonzalez, the IPC’s chief executive officer, stated in a press release. “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 March 7-16, 2014.

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