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2014 CEO: Sochi Olympics will be ‘more creative and more dramatic’ than London

Dmitry Chernyshenko

Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko arrives for a press conference on the results of the IOC Coordination Commission’s 9th meeting for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on March 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sochi 2014 leader Dmitry Chernyshenko praised the London 2012 Games but at the same time expects Sochi to to be even better, he told R-Sport.

“London managed to make the 2012 Games some of the most memorable in history,” Chernyshenko told R-Sport. “And practice shows: Every successive Games are more creative and more dramatic than the last.

“Sochi will be no exception. We are obviously utilizing the experience and the best practices of our British colleagues, and in 2014 we’ll do all we can to leave behind an unprecedented legacy, for ourselves first of all.”

Chernyshenko celebrated the six-year anniversary of Sochi being awarded the 2014 Olympics on July 4. The Sochi Games begin in a little over 200 days. The opening ceremony will be Feb. 7, but there will be events starting before the cauldron is lit in the Black Sea resort.

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