in Sochi, with the participation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was handed the Olympic and Paralympic flags in Sochi. This event was the final chord of the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver. The event will serve as a starting point in preparing for the first Olympics in the Russian Black Sea resort. On the square in front of the City of Sochi, the official timekeeper of the forthcoming Winter Olympics, the Swiss company Omega, set the clock, countdown leading up to the Games in 2014. "At the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Cochi, of Omega in the 26 th time will act as official timekeeper, - not without pride, said the President of Omega Stephen Urquhart. - Our goal remains the same - to ensure perfect timing victories and achievements of great athletes at the most prestigious sporting event of the planet. " The main thing that Russian athletes and sports functionaries looked at the timer and have tried to keep within the time remaining. I would like to see a decent performance in 2014.