Sochi. It started the final countdown to Russia’s first Olympic Winter Games. The symbolic date was celebrated with activities throughout Russia, including the installation of Olympic Ring displays in Sochi, Ryazan, New Urengoy, Salekhard and Kaluga; Olympic classes in Moscow and other cities around the country; as well as a Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay celebration in Kaliningrad.
As part of the festivities, the official Sochi 2014 uniform for volunteers and staff, provided by Games Partner BOSCO, , was unveiled. During the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the colourful uniform will be worn by over 40,000 Sochi 2014 Organising Committee employees and volunteers. The main design element of the uniform is Sochi 2014’s «patchwork quilt» design from its visual identity, which represents the different regions of Russia.
The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, noted: "In 100 days, Sochi 2014 employees and volunteers will proudly wear the official Sochi 2014 uniform created by Sochi 2014 General Partner, Bosco. This colourful outfit will become another striking symbol of the Sochi 2014 Games. We are extremely proud that the Sochi 2014 workforce will wear this uniform and that it will contribute to the spirit of celebration around our Games".
"With 100 days to go before the start of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi we are ready. The Olympic spirit is sweeping across the country and city, and the Olympic venues await their guests. We are in the home stretch, as the athletes complete their training; volunteers from across the country are preparing to come to Sochi; and the staff of the Organising Committee are working hard and taking history’s longest national Olympic Torch Relay to the people of Russia. We are all hugely excited about welcoming the world to Sochi and are looking forward to that special moment on February 7, 2014, when the Olympic cauldron will be lit at the Fisht Olympic stadium, signaling the start of Russia’s first Olympic Winter Games".
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.