Sochi organizers: we guarantee snow for 2014 Games
Exactly one year before the opening ceremony of the Winter
Games, Sochi organizers are promising there will be enough snow
during the Olympics even if temperatures in the subtropical region
Russia is marking the one-year countdown Thursday to the Sochi
Games, which are considered a matter of national pride.
Temperatures at Sochi’s Krasnaya Polyana ski resort hovered
about 50 degrees this week after a cold snap the previous week when
athletes competed in test events amid snowstorms with temperatures
dipping to 20 degrees.
On Thursday, temperatures reached 66 degrees in Sochi and 59 in
Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi organizing committee,
said Sochi’s snow-making system and other technologies will enable
organizers to ”cope with any challenges of the weather.”
He said ”we can guarantee that the snow will be there.”