Sochi 2014: Volkswagen to supply Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles for Relay
Volkswagen Group will provide Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles for the Relay team and their Escort, buses for the press and torchbearers, cars for security and torch keepers, and for the media special vans for photo and video coverage of the torchbearers whilst they run. Volkswagen Group Rus has been declared Supporting partners for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
On its way fr om Moscow to Saint Petersburg, the Escort will visit 17 regions of the Central and Northwestern Federal districts. As far as air and train routes for the Relay are concerned, the Escort will change in almost each region of Russia.
The presentation of the Olympic Torch Relay Escort, consisting of Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles covered with Relay symbols, will take place in Moscow in early October 2013, just before the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Russia.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, noted:
“This agreement is a demonstration of the continuing strength and extension of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee’s partnership with the Volkswagen Group Rus. The company is a long-term and reliable General Partner of the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and now it will support also the Olympic Torch Relay, perhaps the most important event preceding the Games. Volkswagen cars will form the Relay motorcade, which will bring the Olympic flame to hundreds of cities across Russia”
Markus Ozegovich, the General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus, marked:
“Given that Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles are already Partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi, we could not overlook such an important event as the Olympic Torch Relay. The status of “Supporting Partner” opens up many opportunities to us and we look forward to working closely with the Torch Relay team to deliver a memorable experience across Russia.”