IOC ELECTS SOCHI AS THE HOST CITY OF THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected Sochi (Russian Federation) as the host city of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 during its 119th Session in Guatemala City. Sochi beat PyeongChang in the final round of voting by 51 votes to 47.
At the signing of the Host City Contract, which sets out the legal, commercial and financial rights and obligations of the IOC, the host city and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the host country in relation to the Olympic Games, the IOC President, Jacques Rogge, congratulated the Sochi team for winning the vote and praised the high quality of their file and final presentation.
“Sochi presented a strong and visionary project” said Rogge when opening the press conference that followed the announcement ceremony. “I have every confidence that Sochi will host excellent Games in 2014”, he continued.
The IOC President also thanked the other Candidate Cities: Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) for their excellent efforts and the quality of their candidatures. He also hoped that today’s disappointment would not discourage them from submitting future bids to host the Olympic Winter Games.
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World Cup Champ Stephani Victor Only Skier Up for a 2007 ESPY Award
World Champion and Paralympic Gold Medalist Stephani Victor has been nominated for a 2007 ESPY Award. The Deer Valley Resort sponsored athlete competes in the women’s sitting category mono-skiing. She is the 2007 Overall World Cup Champion in giant slalom and is an eight-time U.S. National Champion with 14 career World Cup victories.
The Annual ESPY Awards highlight sports top moments and performances from the past year and all award winners are determined by online popular vote - Stephani is the only ski athlete nominated this year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and LeBron James, this year’s ESPY awards will take place July 11 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and air July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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