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SBD Global/February 3, 2014/Olympics

IOC Urges Sochi Organizing Committee To Solve Hotel Problems

The IOC "is urging Russian Olympic organizers to move quickly to resolve the issue of accommodations that are not ready for accredited media personnel in the mountains outside of Sochi," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The Sochi organizing committee said that "only six of the nine media hotels in the mountain area are fully operational." Some media "have arrived and found they had no place to stay, and thousands more journalists are expected to arrive Monday." IOC President Thomas Bach said, "There are still some issues to be solved as always just before the Games. We are in contact with the organizing committee and we hope that the situation will be solved in the next couple of days" (AP, 2/2).
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