A delegation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has positively evaluated Russia's preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the resort city of Sochi.
This is the fourth visit of the IOC Coordination Commission, led by Jean-Claude Killy, to Sochi as part of routine inspections on how Russia prepares for the Olympics.
The IOC is satisfied with the work completed so far and absolutely positive that the 2014 Olympic Games will be held at the highest possible level, Killy told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The Russian premier visited Sochi on Wednesday to escort the IOC delegation during part of its three-day inspection.
More than 200 sports facilities and pieces of infrastructure are to be built in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games. The cost of building the facilities and infrastructure is estimated at more than $30 billion.
The southern Russian resort city on the Black Sea won the right to host the Olympics at an IOC session in Guatemala in July 2007 after a close race with South Korea's Pyeongchang and Austria's Salzburg.
Putin, a noted sports fan and participant, was the driving force behind Russia's successful bid.
SOCHI, October 13 (RIA Novosti)