The The exhibition , opened for a hundred days before the start of the first in our country, the Olympic Winter Games , organized by the Committee of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture , Sport and Youth Affairs in cooperation with the Russian Olympic Committee , ANO " Organizing Committee " Sochi-2014 " and association" Sports Broadcasting "(" Panorama " ) .
"I am very pleased that we mark 100 days before the start of the XXII Olympic Winter Games opening of the photo exhibition . I am sure that the pictures of preparation for the Sochi Olympics , made famous by sports photographers, will be remembered as a vivid introduction to the main sporting event of the country ," - said Zhukov the opening ceremony .
The exhibition features pictures taken during the pre-Olympic test events . Photos and videos will help get an idea of how much has been done in Sochi in recent years , will give a special atmosphere of the sports festival , which is preparing the entire country . These are photos of athletes, spectators , fans, the Olympic venues.
" I have just returned from Sochi , where we celebrated the 100 days before the beginning of the Olympic Winter Games , which are rapidly approaching the day. This exhibition is interesting to see how our country was preparing for the Games , how it started , and we started with a win in the session IOC in Guatemala, when Sochi won the right to hold the Olympics . then in the city itself has not been a single stadium site was in the Imereti lowland, where we laid the first stone , in essence, is a desert area . gradually began to grow sports palaces . our photo exhibition You can see how the situation has changed in that time , "- said Zhukov .
The opening ceremony was attended by the first Olympic Winter Games champion skier Lyubov Baranova , a six-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating Lydia Skoblikov , three-time Olympic fencing champion Galina Gorohova , five-time Olympic champion Anastasia Davydova , four-time Olympic champion in skiing Nicholas Zimyatov , three-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Maria Kiseleva , Olympic biathlon champion Yury Kashkarov , the Olympic champion in skiing Mikhail Ivanov .
"I am very pleased that the opening of the exhibition present our great athletes who won sports glory for our country over the years , from the 50s to the present day . I think it will be interesting to see the work of famous photographer Sergei and Andrei Golovanov Kivrin presented here . I hope that everyone will like exhibition , "- said Zhukov .