Paralympics reviewed

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In December 2011, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) CEO Xavier Gonzalez and IPC Paralympic Games Senior Manager Thanos Kostopoulos travelled to Moscow to meet with the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee for the last Executive Project Review of the year.

The project review was attended by Sochi 2014 President and CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko and all Sochi 2014 Vice Presidents, Mikhail Terentiev of the Russian Paralympic Committee, and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Sport. The topics that were discussed included the Test Events Programme, the Paralympic Awareness Programme, the Paralympic Torch Relay, the possible inclusion of Para Snowboard events and the location of the Paralympic Medals Plaza. IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez said: This Project Review once again proved to us that the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee is doing an excellent job and we are very content with the progress of the preparations. Next year [2012] will be an important year for Sochi 2014, when they start testing their operations at the first test events. After the Project Review, Xavier Gonzalez and Thanos Kostopoulos were invited to the celebration of the 15–year–anniversary of the Russian Paralympic Committee.

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