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Best Moscow volunteers at 2014 Sochi Games to be awarded with prizes

March 19, 2014, 14:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Best Moscow volunteers working at transportation hubs during the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Russia’s Sochi between January 7 and March 20 will be awarded with prizes at a congratulating party in the Russian capital on Friday.

610 volunteers from Moscow were involved in the "Arrival and Departure” volunteer project serving the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, held between March 7 and 16.

Volunteers worked round-the-clock in different shifts at 10 transportation hubs in Sochi providing information and linguistic services to a total of 32,000 people, who included not only the participants and guests of the Games, but members of the international Olympic and Paralympic committees, international sports federations and representatives of broadcasting and printing media as well.

Those Moscow volunteers, who clocked most of the hours during the Games, will be invited to a special party in Moscow on March 22 and they will be congratulated by representatives of the Moscow authorities, MosVolunteer center, the 2014 Sochi Organising Committee as well as by Russian celebrities.

Over 9,000 volunteers served the Games in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

Over 400 international volunteers from over 60 countries were engaged in the Paralympics and the team also included a number of volunteers with impairment.

The team of volunteers was young and energetic with an average age of 25. According to the 2013 World Giving Index (WGI), Russia was ranked in the 8th place in the top ten countries in terms of the highest number of volunteering people.

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