TORONTO – Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) members of the Executive Team including CEO and Secretary General, Christopher Overholt; Chief Sport Officer, Caroline Assalian; Chief Marketing Officer, Derek Kent and COC Games Area Leads will be visiting Sochi, Russia from June 17-27, 2013 to see first-hand the work being done in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. This is the 11th official visit by the Canadian Olympic Committee in the lead-up to the Games.

The main objectives of this visit are to continue familiarization of the Sochi Games environment, to view construction progress of the various Olympic sport venues and villages, to hold meetings with key contacts within the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and collect further information to support the preparation of the Canadian Olympic Team and to assist COC marketing partners with their games planning and familiarization of Sochi.

For media interested in scheduling an interview with members of the Executive Team of the Canadian Olympic Committee from Sochi, please contact Jane Almeida at or Luc Beaudin at

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Luc Beaudin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Cell: 514-206-6720

Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419