A naughty sledge I have
¹ 11-12 (2011)
In the middle of June, 2011 the concreting of the track bobrun one of key objects of XXII winter Olympic Games in Sochi, meant for 11 thousand spectators, began. Concreting is simultaneously made in several sectors with total extent of 500 meters, length of the first is 72 meters.
According to the chief of «Olympstroy» sector, Ayrat Gimaltdinov, technology of a bobrun construction is complicated, therefore it is carried out in some stages. «At the first stage, the main pipeline, where the coolant moves to the bobrun, will be laid into the basis of a ferroconcrete girder, Gimaltdinov makes comments. Then the guides are laid along the track, setting the bobrun form. Further, there are mounted
More slowly a priori
The bobsleigh track will be situated on the northern ridge of Aibga near Krasnaya Polyana. It will become the training base object for national teams. The destiny of this object is unique and dramatic. First, under the pressure of the ecologists supported by the international organizations, including the IOC, the Russian side was compelled to replace the track. Secondly, serious discussion concerning its safety, provoked by tragedy with Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, was developed, he died in February, 2010 during training in Whistler preceding the opening of XXI winter Olympic Games. Experts have declared, that Whistler track was unwarrantably fast, therefore Sochi track should be less
«The track in Sochi will not be redesigned, the main architect of» Olympstroy" Oleg Kharchenko declared in April, 2010. our track is more slowly a priori". The Sochi track was designed as the
OOO «NPO»Mostovik" from Omsk has won the right to carry out the spadework for building of bobsleigh track. «Olympstroy» has set a ceiling price for construction contract at 105,8 million roubles, «Mostovik» offered 90 million. «Economy of the public funds provided on building of object, has made 14,38%», are glad in state corporation.
«This object is very important for us», repeated time and again
Having visited the track once again in July, Dmitry Kozak declared, that it is worthy the Guinness Books of Records. «Nowhere in the world have ever been constructed the bobsleigh track with the consideration of all conditions of quality standards in such short terms»,
But the main thing is that sportsmen are pleased. «Sochi track has perfect shape, I liked it very much», the silver
Author: Nikita Logvinov