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Moscow is a living example of an existing Olympic legacy. The venues that were built for the 1980 Olympic Games have been in continual use by the people of Moscow for 24 years. Our 2012 plan will build upon and extend that experience for future generations of Russians. Most of these venues are in daily operation and already meet IF requirements.
The Moscow 2012 Olympic Games will use 33 competition venues. Of these, 21 permanent venues already exist and will require various levels of renovation, and eight new venues will be built. Four of the eight new sites are already scheduled for construction in the period up to 2012 regardless of whether Moscow hosts the Games; and only four venues will have to be built specifically for the Games.
All venues, including the renovations and new construction fully comply with Moscow’s long-term programme for developing mass physical culture and sports.
- The Olympic and Media Villages will increase the City’s housing capacity.
- The MPC and IBC will become part of the City’s media-infrastructure.
- The expanded road system, new traditional and light metro facilities, intercity speed rail way and renovated Vnukovo airport will greatly enhance the City’s transport infrastructure.