October 30, 2013 — On Wednesday, October 30, the official uniforms of the personnel and volunteers of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games were unveiled in front of the Sochi Sea Terminal building. President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for Sochi 2014 Jean-Claude Killy, IOC Member Vitaly Smirnov, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko and President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov attended the event.
Over 40,000 Olympic personnel and volunteers will wear matching uniforms with a layered patchwork quilt pattern. Standard uniform sets include a warm jacket, a sweatshirt, a polo shirt, trousers, a cap, a hat, gloves, shoes, a backpack and other accessories. Bach, Killy and Chernyshenko tried on the Olympic uniforms after the presentation.
You may think that this is just the presentation of a uniform, but it is much more, the IOC President noted. He said the uniform would be the first thing that people arriving in Sochi for the Olympic Games would see. Mr. Bach expressed confidence that visitors would like the extremely bright-colored uniform showing Russian hospitality.
Thomas Bach also stressed the fact that it is highly important that volunteers will be wearing this uniform because they would be creating a personal impression of the Olympic Games.