Olympic test events the “key to getting it right”

“The biggest challenge we have faced is making the transition from the preparation stage to operational readiness,” explains Chernyshenko. “The test events programme has helped us to do that and to iron out any creases that there may be in terms of venues and procedures before the actual Games. Testing is the key to getting it right and we worked hard on our test events programme.”

During the 2012/13 winter season alone, Sochi hosted a record 70 international and national competitions in each of Olympic and Paralympic sports, with more than 3000 competitors, approximately 5000 volunteers, over 1500 media representatives and …read more

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