FIS Alpine Skiing European Cup Finals, hosted by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in partnership with the Russian Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Federation, starts on March, 14 at the "Rosa Khutor" Alpine Center. Sochi is saying “Yes!” to 120 athletes from 24 countries. The competition also welcomes around 450 national technical officials (judges), and 250 sports volunteers.
The FIS Alpine Skiing European Cup Finals at the venue begin after the conclusion of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Snowboard Cross competition and the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals making the competition the third international test event at Rosa Khutor. Approximately 60 Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee employees will continue testing services and functions at the venue, which will host all skiing competitions for the 2014 Games.
The Finals of the European Cup will be held from 14 to 17 of March. The athletes will compete in disciplines including downhill, giant slalom and super-giant. Russian hopes lie with Alexander Khoroshilov, multiple Russian champion and captain of the alpine skiing team. Khoroshilov has had good results this season in the World Cup slalom and has consistently finished in the top thirty places. Among his rivals is the Italian Matteo Marsaglia, who since the start of the 2010-2011 season has performed well in all disciplines.
Note for Editors
"Rosa Khutor" Alpine Center is a single venue for all skiing competitions. The total length of the Olympic track is 9 km.
The Olympic competition tracks are located at altitudes from 960 to 2045 meters and have a common finish area. They were designed by the legendary Olympic downhill champion, Bernhard Russi.
Rosa Khutor is a unique alpine resort located in the Krasnaya Polyana district. The name originates from the geographical name "Rosa Khutor", covering approximately 1,820 ha of Aibga Ridge slopes rising above the Mzymta River.