Sochi organizer Chernyshenko talks 2014 Olympics, security and more
The biggest advantage was the well-thought-out legacy plan -- that we were not only redeveloping a region into a year-round facility; we also were building an international sport destination that will work for generations to come. Once you have the Games, a magic event, you launch a project you could not even dream about before. It's a very ambitious project that would take you 20 or 30 years. Also for the first time in the history of my country, thanks to the preparation of the Games, we introduced the green standard to construction. We created the standard of a barrier-free environment, which works as a blueprint of best practice for other regions. It's the biggest construction site in the world. It will be a new city we're building, but the outcome is much wider.