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Posted: Tuesday October 9, 2012 11:16AM ; Updated: Tuesday October 9, 2012 11:16AM

IOC officials back in Sochi to check on 2014 Olympic preparations

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Jean-Claude Killy
Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC coordination commission, will inspect Sochi's progress on the Olympic venues.
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- With the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics less than 500 days away, IOC officials are back in Russia to check on preparations in Sochi.

The IOC coordination commission began a three-day visit to the Black Sea resort Tuesday to inspect progress in construction, transportation, accommodation and other key areas.

The IOC panel headed by French ski great Jean-Claude Killy last visited Sochi in February.

The IOC says the commission will tour some of the mountain venues, including the national sliding center and ski jump, cross-country and biathlon sites.

The visit comes two days after Sochi organizers announced the route of the Olympic torch relay, the longest in Winter Games history covering 40,000 miles.

A news conference will be held Thursday.

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