“Sochi 2014” volunteers on the presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals

30 may 2013

Today in St. Petersburg during the 11th "SportAccord" Annual International Sports Convention was held the presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals, which will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
Guests of honor at the ceremony, which is often held in the year before the Games, included IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy, CEO of the IPC Xavier Gonzalez and President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The presentation ceremony was opened by Dmitry Chernyshenko, who gave the audience the main facts and figures about the Sochi 2014 medals and highlighted their uniqueness. The Olympic and Paralympic medals were then displayed and members of the public were able to view them up-close.

A set of Sochi 2014 medals traditionally includes a bronze, silver, and gold medal. Depending on the type of metal used, the Sochi 2014 Olympic medals weigh between 460 and 531 grams, and the Paralympic medals – between 585 and 686 grams, due to their design peculiarities. Each medal is 10 mm thick and 100 mm in diameter.

“Sochi 2014” volunteers from Saint Petersburg State University of Service and Economics were happy to see future Olympic and Paralympic medals and took part in the organization of this sign event. Volunteers were involved in several functional areas. Some of them escorted honorable guests – Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova and Paralympic champion of “London-2012” Games Fedor Trikolich. Another group of volunteers met participants of the presentation and informed them about main activities. A few volunteers worked in press-office: helped in media registration and distributed informational materials among journalists.

Volunteers successfully coped with all tasks, demonstrated great organizational experience and excellent skills of working in a team. Each of them received the best reward – a photo with the Olympic medal in their hands. It was a unique moment that left a trace in their hearts.

We thank all volunteers who took part in the event for their useful help!

See you soon on the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

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