Is Russia ready for the Winter Olympics in Sochi?
The decision that the Winter Olympic Games 2014 will be held in the Russian city of Sochi, was perceived ambiguously. Many skeptics both in Russia and beyond doubt would be possible to organize everything at the appropriate level, given the enormity of the work required, and whether it is possible to hold the Winter Olympics in the vicinity of the subtropical seaside resort. And what about now, when before the opening of the games were a matter of months?
The visit of the inspectors of the International Olympic Committee Is Russia ready for the Olympics? Comprehensive answers to this question were received recently. In late September, he visited Sochi A delegation of the International Olympic Committee, headed by Jean-Claude Killy, which included numerous journalists. Guests were able to see for sports facilities in Krasnaya Polyana, while hitting a snow blizzard. If we consider that on the day the temperature reached at the Sochi 18-19oS heat effect was particularly impressive. And by the way, I was immediately answered one of the questions of skeptics: if the weather conditions allow subtropical Sochi successfully host the Winter Olympics. But in case of unexpected weather anomalies to top games will be prepared installation for the production of artificial snow and snow cannons. Previously weak point was the inaccessibility of Krasnaya Polyana. The road back to the coast of the Black Sea takes at least 2 hours. However, the organizers of the Olympic Games have solved this problem. We construct a new railway line Krasnaya Polyana - Adler, which runs on a high-speed train "Swallow". That it toured the inspectors, ensuring that now will not find in the way of more than 1 hour. The results of the visit of F-K. Killy after inspection of Olympic facilities, responding to questions from reporters, did not skimp on the praise. He noted that in the history of the Olympic Games there is no example of such a big, ambitious project, which is almost fully implemented. After all, when Sochi was declared the capital of the 2014 Winter Olympics, it was no more than 15% of the necessary facilities. But enormous work was carried out over the next few years. Built 11 world-class sports facilities, about 200 tourist and engineering purposes, laid more than 250 kilometers of new roads. "The result is outstanding!" - Summed up the F-K. Killy. And it can be considered a response to the question of whether Russia is ready to host the Winter Olympics.