Vancouver 2010 debrief ends in Sochi

09:22, June 11, 2010      

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The Vancouver 2010 Olympics debrief session ended in Sochi on Thursday in which the Canadian organizing committee VANOC shared its experience with the organizers of future Olympic Games.

The four-day meeting was held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi which hosts the next Winter Games in 2014. Officials from London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and the three 2018 bidders (Annecy, Munich, Pyeongchang) were also present.

Sochi organizing committee chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said that working with VANOC "has allowed us to enhance our plans to ensure Russia's first Winter Games is a success."

VANOC boss John Furlong said: "We hope our presentations and discussions this week have been helpful, and we have every confidence that the Sochi 2014 Games will celebrate Russia, the world's best winter sport athletes and the Olympic Movement."

The Olympic debriefing is designed to assist future Olympic hosts with the planning and running of the Games. Launched at the Sydney 2000 Games, it is part of a broader transfer-of-knowledge program.

At the start of the Sochi meetings on Monday, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge toured Sochi 2014 sites with Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin.



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