IOC happy with venues
The IOC has responded to questions about the safety of the Sochi 2014 ski and snowboard venues by stressing they are very happy with them.
There has been a spate of injuries sustained by athletes at the venues in recent days, including Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova fracturing and dislocating her spine and her British counterpart Rowan Cheshire suffering concussion and facial cuts and bruising, both in training accidents.
Asked about that at a press conference on Monday, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said: "We monitor and collect data on the illnesses and injuries at each Games to develop ways of keeping up health and prevention strategies and so on.
"At the moment our figures are that there is no significant difference at all from Vancouver (the 2010 Winter Olympics).
"Winter snow sports are not without their risks, but we don't see any difference between this Games and the last one."
Adams emphasised that any decision on action to be taken if the venues are deemed to be dangerous will lie with the FIS.
But he added: "At the moment we are very happy and the federation is very happy, and from what I can see, from the comments of the athletes who are competing, they are very happy too - in fact, many of them have said it is the best course they have ever been on."
Komissarova was injured at the PSX Olympic ski-cross venue in Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Saturday and subsequently underwent a successful six-and-half-hour operation at a hospital in nearby Krasnaya Polyana.
The 23-year-old was visited in hospital by Russia president Vladimir Putin, and asked on Monday for an update on Komissarova, Adams said: "The only update I have is that she is now being treated in Munich.
"I understand the initial operation went well and that she has been flown to Munich to see a specialist."