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Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort

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All the skiing facilities for the 2012 winter Olympics in the southern Russian town of Sochi are being constructed on schedule or even ahead of it, Taimuraz Bolloev, the head of Russia’s Olympic construction company Olympstroy, told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the Rosa Khutor ski resort on Tuesday.

All the skiing facilities for the 2012 winter Olympics in the southern Russian town of Sochi are being constructed on schedule or even ahead of it, Taimuraz Bolloev, the head of Russia’s Olympic construction company Olympstroy, told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the Rosa Khutor ski resort on Tuesday.

© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bankAll the skiing facilities for the 2012 winter Olympics in the southern Russian town of Sochi are being constructed on schedule or even ahead of it, Taimuraz Bolloev (in the center of the photo), the head of Russia’s Olympic construction company Olympstroy, told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the Rosa Khutor ski resort on Tuesday.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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All the skiing facilities for the 2012 winter Olympics in the southern Russian town of Sochi are being constructed on schedule or even ahead of it, Taimuraz Bolloev (in the center of the photo), the head of Russia’s Olympic construction company Olympstroy, told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to the Rosa Khutor ski resort on Tuesday.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bankSome 52 facilities are being constructed in the mountain cluster. Five will host Olympic events: a ski jump complex, a sledge and bobsleigh track, a snowboarding and freestyle stadium, a biathlon complex, and a ski stadium. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev at the construction site of the ski resort Rosa Khutor.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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Some 52 facilities are being constructed in the mountain cluster. Five will host Olympic events: a ski jump complex, a sledge and bobsleigh track, a snowboarding and freestyle stadium, a biathlon complex, and a ski stadium. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev at the construction site of the ski resort Rosa Khutor.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bankA skiing track 8.5 kilometers long for first test competitions in January and February is being constructed at the resort.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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A skiing track 8.5 kilometers long for first test competitions in January and February is being constructed at the resort.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bankThe president of Olympstroy told Medvedev: “the deadline is not 2014 but the date of the test competitions.” The bobsleigh track needs to be constructed in 36 months, but Bolloev promised it would be constructed in 22 months. Photo: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at Rosa Khutor ski resort. From right to left: president of the organizing committee Sochi-2014 Dmitry Chernyshenko, Olympstroy head Taimuraz Bolloev, deputy Chairman of the Government Dmitry Kozak, Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy Vitaly Mutko.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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The president of Olympstroy told Medvedev: “the deadline is not 2014 but the date of the test competitions.” The bobsleigh track needs to be constructed in 36 months, but Bolloev promised it would be constructed in 22 months. Photo: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at Rosa Khutor ski resort. From right to left: president of the organizing committee Sochi-2014 Dmitry Chernyshenko, Olympstroy head Taimuraz Bolloev, deputy Chairman of the Government Dmitry Kozak, Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy Vitaly Mutko.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bank Deputy Chairman of the Government Dmitry Kozak confirmed that the construction deadlines would be met: “The road to Rosa Khutor is really difficult to pass, but we are working according to schedule, despite outside criticism about the impossibility of the plans”, Kozak said.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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Deputy Chairman of the Government Dmitry Kozak confirmed that the construction deadlines would be met: “The road to Rosa Khutor is really difficult to pass, but we are working according to schedule, despite outside criticism about the impossibility of the plans”, Kozak said.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bank Russia wants the 2012 Winter Olympics to be a memorable event, Medvedev said.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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Russia wants the 2012 Winter Olympics to be a memorable event, Medvedev said.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bankMedvedev reminded the organizers that additional equipment for producing artificial snow must be bought in case of a warm winter.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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Medvedev reminded the organizers that additional equipment for producing artificial snow must be bought in case of a warm winter.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitri Astakhov  / Go to the photo bankHead of the organizing committee ‘Sochi-2014” Dmitry Chernyshenko (second on the left in the photo) presented to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev his project Hot Snow which includes generating artificial snow when the air temperature is high.
Dmitry Medvedev visits construction site of Sochi ski resort  - Sputnik International
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Head of the organizing committee ‘Sochi-2014” Dmitry Chernyshenko (second on the left in the photo) presented to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev his project Hot Snow which includes generating artificial snow when the air temperature is high.
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