SOCHI -- The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it is very satisfied with the test events from this winter in Sochi by the host of the 2014 Winter Games.
"We've witnessed a very high standard of testing across the board and this has been accompanied by positive feedback from athletes, as well as the International Federations who have been with us here this week," said coordination commission chairman Jean-Claude Killy after a two-day visit to the Russian Olympic region.
There have been 42 test events held during the current winter season in the region in 10 different locations in various different sports.
With less than a year until the 2014 Olympic Games from Feb. 7-23, Killy warned there is still a lot of work left to be done.
"Preparing for the Games is not unlike competition skiing. You need to navigate every single gate all the way to the end or risk losing everything. The organizers are doing a great job but must maintain their focus as they hit the final stretch," said Killy.
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