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SOCHI, January 07, /ITAR-TASS/. The Main Media Centre of the Winter Olympic Games has opened its doors for journalists in the Olympic Park of Russia’s Black Sea resort Sochi.
In a two-storey 158,000 square meter building 2,000 journalists from leading international and Russian news agencies and over 6,000 television and radio broadcasters representing 70 companies from all over the world will work.
“Together with a three star hotel for journalists located at a walking distance the Main Media Centre occupies an area of around 20 hectares. The centre’s total square is seven times more than that of Moscow’s Red Square,” the press service of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
Offices of news agencies will occupy over 3,600 square metres and accommodate representatives of 43 leading media. The centre also has four halls for news conferences and three rooms for news conference speaker preparation. Every day up to 18 news conferences that will be translated into Russian, English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese will take place.
“The Main Media Centre creates all conditions for comfortable work of journalists, TV and radio broadcasting companies. The unique building is located at a walking distance from the Olympic Park facilities what will make it possible to sink into the Olympic atmosphere. I am confident that during the Games the Media Centre will become a real hospitable home for all those who will work here,” president of Sochi 2014 Organising Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko said.
Now the Main Media Centre will be open from 08:00 am till 23:00 pm. From January 24 to February 24 the centre will work round the clock and on February 25-26 it will be open from 08:00 am till 23:00 pm.