Sochi 2014's accreditation system will begin operations in the next week and Sarah Lewis, FIS Secretary General arranged meetings with the different logistical departments of the Organising Committee in Moscow (RUS) last week to review procedures. The 49 competitions in the six FIS disciplines on the programme of the Olympic Winter Games will be supervised and supported by 99 FIS Technical Delegates and International Technical Officials.
Arrangements for travel, accommodation and accreditation are planned in detail to ensure the officials can focus on their important and high-pressure tasks of running the competitions.
For the first time since the Olympic Winter Games in 1988, all the FIS Officials will stay in the same accommodation, the Hotel Mercure Rosa Khutor located near to the gondola station that goes directly to the Extreme Park where the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard events will take place, as well as to the Alpine Skiing courses. The Nordic discipline officials will have a short drive to reach their venues.
"The logistical preparations are now intensifying as the systems become operational. Collaboration with the Sochi 2014 team is first class and they are always responsive to our enquiries", stated Sarah Lewis.
Sochi was elected as the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 4 July 2007. The Sochi 2014 Games will play host to the seven Olympic Winter sports (Skiing, Skating, Luge, Biathlon, Ice Hockey, Curling, and Bobsleigh) currently on the Olympic programme and will run from 7 to 23 February 2014.