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Sochi ski jumps to be ready for test competitions of 2012-2013

July 15, 2012, 14:55 UTC+3

The board member of the Krasnaya Polyana company Magomed Bilalov confirmed to Itar-Tass the ski jump is ready for work in winter and in summer

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SOCHI, July 15 (Itar-Tass) —— The complex of ski jumps in Sochi will be constructed fully for the test competitions of 2012-2013 winter season, including stages of the World Cup in ski jumping and Nordic combined.

Representatives of the International Ski Federation /FIS/ and athletes have enjoyed the work of organisers of the competition in this kind of sports, which was organised this year in Russia for the first time since 1988. The flying skiers spoke about unique sports qualities of the ski jump which many of them used for the first time.

The board member of the Krasnaya Polyana company, responsible for the construction, Magomed Bilalov confirmed to Itar-Tass the ski jump is ready for work in winter and in summer. According to him, the construction of the sports complex is almost complete. "It took a lot of effort and knowledge to attract many professionals to build this most difficult Olympic facility. In Sochi, you can jump in summer and in winter," he said.

The representative Krasnaya Polyana said that at this stage, the builders will do the engineering protection of the ski jump territory complex.

"Geology is the most difficult aspect in the construction of the ski jumps complex in Sochi. We have passed two examinations of the object, the third one will include the engineering protection already, and the conclusion is due in a month or two," Magomed Bilalov said.

The construction of ski jumps in Sochi is scheduled for December 2012. By this time there will be podiums, a four-story office building, a multi-level parking area for 250 cars, the referee tower, and commentator booths. After the Winter Olympic Games of 2014, the complex will be used as a training base for the Russian national ski jumping team, and for national and international competitions.


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