Russian PM Putin: Preparations for Sochi on track
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says preparations for the 2014
Winter Games in Sochi and other international events hosted by
Russia are being carried out to the highest standards.
Putin spoke at Friday’s meeting marking the 100th anniversary of
the Russian Olympic Committee that was attended by IOC President
Jacques Rogge and other international sports officials.
Putin thanked Rogge for a ”fruitful” cooperation and promised
that guests coming to the Sochi Olympics and other events will see
a new Russia, a ”country with a millenium-long history, which is
developing steadily and is aimed toward the future.”
Rogge said at a separate meeting that organizers of the Sochi
Olympics were doing ”excellent” work and that the preparations
for the games are on schedule.