www.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEW472014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMESthe Games. After consideration by the IOC ExecutiveBoard, some of them are then approved as CandidateCities. This launches the Candidature Procedure,phase two of the bid process, in which the CandidateCities prepare their Candidature Files which are thensubmitted to the IOC. Each city's credentials are thenexamined by an IOC Evaluation Commission.The Evaluation Commission for the 2014 OlympicWinter Games, chaired by Chiharu Igaya andcomposed of representatives of the OlympicMovement and a number of specialists, has visitedeach of the three Candidate Cities and provided areport to the IOC members. This report is alsoavailable on www.olympic.org."The Evaluation Commission plays a key role inassessing the Candidate Cities' ability to hostsuccessful Olympic Winter Games in 2014. We havehere an excellent team, and I am pleased thatChiharu Igaya has accepted to lead it. As an Olympicmedallist and current IOC Vice-President, he hasgreat knowledge of the Olympic Movement and whatit takes to organise the Olympic Winter Games. Hisexperiences as a member of the Nagano 1998Organising Committee and Chairman of the 2006Evaluation Commission, together with the support ofan experienced team will be tremendous assets," said IOC President Jacques Rogge.In Guatemala City, Chiharu Igaya will present afinal report of the Evaluation Commission, which willbe followed by the IOC members' vote. The result willthen be announced by President Rogge.Over the next 12 pages, Olympic Review featuresthe three Candidate Cities through an excerpt fromthe Candidature Files - section 1.2: Vision of theOlympic Winter Games. ?*(in order of the drawing of lots).
48OLYMPIC REVIEWwww.olympic.org1.2 THE VISION OF SOCHI 2014A NEW GATEWAY FOR THEOLYMPIC SPIRITSochi 2014's vision is to unite the resources of the city ofSochi, the Krasnodar region and the Russian nation todevelop in Sochi greatly needed sports and resortinfrastructure in a sustainable, inclusive, environmentallyresponsible manner. Our goal is to deliver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of uncommon excellence for the athletes, theOlympic Family, the Paralympic Family and the world. Sochi's natural setting is extraordinary, offering aninspiring combination of soaring alpine mountains andtemperate, verdant coastal areas lining the Black Sea. It hasSOCHI2014CANDIDATECITY