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SBJ Podcast: Former IOC exec Michael Payne
February 10, 2014 09:44 AM
|SBJ's Tripp Mickle (left) and former IOC executive Michael Payne at Rosa Khutor|
■ "What we've seen is what's happened at most previous Olympic Games … where in the two weeks leading up to the Games, it's always a media frenzy."
■ "Clearly it was cut down to the wire and they had to make a few decisions to make sure that what really mattered, be it the Athletes' Village, be it the venues — the sheer size of what they were constructing here, they ran out of time."
■ "I would rather have a problem with a sponsor hotel than the technology crashing, the TV not working, the Athletes' Village having problems. All of the stuff that really matters is working perfectly."