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SBD Global/February 18, 2013/Olympics

Olympic Notes: Sochi Makes Access For Diasabled People Ahead Of Winter Games

Russian Paralympic Committee head Pavel Rozhkov said that next year's host city of Sochi is "rapidly improving access for disabled people." Russian cities often have poor infrastructure, and Rozhkov said that this "had been a problem in Sochi and at many Russian airports before recent upgrades." Rozhkov: "We're checking all the infrastructure - cafes, cinemas and that sort of thing" (R-SPORT, 2/13). ... The Swiss state of Graubünden, which will bid to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, has already received more than 1,000 volunteer applications nine years ahead of the Games. The number tops expectations of Olympic bid organizers. For the execution of the 2022 Winter Games, organizers will need more than 20,000 volunteers (Graubünden 2022).
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