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Inspecting Olympic facilities of the costal cluster

February 7, 2013, Sochi

Vladimir Putin inspected the Olympic facilities of the coastal cluster in the Imeretin Valley, some of which are operational and others under construction.

The President visited the Olympic Village, the main media centre, the Adler Arena indoor skating centre, the Ice Cube curling centre, and the small Shaiba ice hockey rink.

The Olympic Village consists of 47 buildings with all the necessary infrastructure. Siegfried Wolf, chairman of the board of Basic Element, a financial and industrial group within the construction sector, briefed Vladimir Putin on the timing, cost and stages of the Village’s construction.

The main media centre can accommodate 12,000 journalists simultaneously and includes a hotel complex for media representatives, recreational areas, restaurants, and shops. The centre is scheduled to open in January 2014.

Yesterday Mr Putin got acquainted with preparations for the mountain Olympic cluster, where he visited the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre, Gornaya Karusel mountain ski and tourist resort, Krasnaya Polyana railway station, and Rosa Khutor mountain ski centre.

February 7, 2013, Sochi