The message reads, in part:
“As part of the current preparations for major international competitions Russia is doing a great deal to upgrade its sports infrastructure: new modern training facilities are being built and advanced environmentally friendly technology is used in the construction of sports facilities.
Having gathered in Sochi, the capital of 2014 Winter Olympic Games, you will be able to assess the scope of this work, as well as make suggestions and recommendations that will be needed in practice and will help us host the Olympics at the highest level.”
The 40th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees is being held in Sochi on November 22–25, 2011. Russia has been chosen to host the General Assembly because the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.