At the Thursday meeting in Sochi with journalists IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy commented on the nature of the readiness of Olympic venues Olympic Park, located in the Imereti Valley:
"We come from visits to Russia almost every month, and what we saw at a given time on a given construction site, can be described in one word: unbelievable. At today's meeting with Mr. Kozak, I learned that 40 percent of the volume of construction works have been completed and by the end of this year this figure will reach 70-75 percent. And it's important to remind you that in the history of the IOC was not there, when a country that had yet to build 80 percent of the infrastructure has been entrusted with the Games. By the way, tomorrow we'll witness the historic moment, because for the first time in Russia will be the European Cup in Alpine skiing. This is the real purpose of our visit. We want to be seeing history in the making ".