The Russian Olympic Committee and Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee are delighted to reveal their plans today for the London 2012 Olympics. Russia.Sochi.Park in London’s prestigious Kensington Gardens will be the biggest Russian event ever to be held in the UK.
Russia.Sochi.Park comprises Russia.Park and Sochi.Park – two sites that will operate between July 26 and August 12.
Russia.Park will be a summer festival-style fun park, spread over a 10,000 m2 area in Perks Field. It will be packed with Russian culture, cuisine and sport, including cameos by some of Russia’s leading Olympians and performances by folk artists from all the regions of Russia.
Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee said: “The world is fascinated by Russia, and Russia.Sochi.Park offers an opportunity to really experience all the sights, tastes, sounds and people of Russia”.
Sochi.Park will be a winter wonderland in the middle of a London summer, providing a high-tech visitor experience that takes guests through Russia to Sochi, the next Olympic host city via high-tech interactive digital experiences including a 4D chairlift ride up the Krasnodar mountains.
Sochi Park will boast an ice arena on which the biggest ice spectacular ever to be staged outside Russia will be presented: “Sochi – Small Stories of a Big City”, starring 6 Olympic and 18 World Champion ice skaters including llya Averbukh and Tatiana Navka.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014 President and CEO, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Sochi to London and offering the world a flavor of what can be expected at the next Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Paul Deighton, CEO of LOCOG, noted: “I warmly welcome the Russian Olympic Committee to London, and look forward to Russia.Sochi.Park in London this summer.”