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Resort shut down in advance of IOC visit to Sochi

Updated: January 25, 2007, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- The Russian ski resort bidding to host the 2014 Winter Olympics was shut down for two days this week, ahead of a visit by an IOC evaluation commission.

The dispute involves claims of heavy-handed official tactics to seize control of the business.

The private company that operates ski lifts at the Krasnaya Polyana ski complex suspended its activities from Monday to Wednesday after a series of safety checks it claims were aimed at gaining control ...

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