London firms urged to link with Russia for sport events: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and 2018 FIFA World Cup

Sochi Olympic Stadium

Sochi Olympic Stadium

London’s companies are being encouraged to do more business with Russia, ahead of the country hosting the Football World Cup in 2018.

Many of the capital’s firms have already profited from knowledge and expertise learnt during the London 2012 Games, and have been awarded contracts for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Populous, designers of the Fisht Olympic Stadium for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, are also the architects of Kazan, Saransk and Rostov-on-Don stadia for the World Cup.

In September 2012 the eleven host cities that will organize the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia were announced. The sixty-four matches will be staged at twelve venues. Among the host cities are: Moscow, being the only city with two stadiums selected, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Saransk, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg.

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