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On International Volunteer Day, 5 December, the Organizing Committee of the Winter Games in Sochi presented the national "Sochi 2014 Volunteer Team". The Sochi 2014 Volunteer Team is complete, comprised of 25,000 volunteers from 26 volunteer centers across Russia as well as global volunteers. The Sochi 2014 Volunteer Team is young and energetic. The average age of volunteers is 25, among them 60% are men and 40% are women. There are volunteers of the “silver age group” in the team — in total 928 people, their average age is 62. 16% of the volunteers of the older generation are foreign citizens. Most volunteers were selected in the Krasnodar region, including Sochi (24%), Moscow (11%) and St. Petersburg (7%). The Moscow region (a little less than 7%) and the Rostov region (3%) complete the top five leaders.

Approximately 2000 of the volunteers are foreign citizens. A majority of them come from the United States (10%), Ukraine (9%), Canada, the UK and Kazakhstan (8%). 7% of the foreign volunteers will come from Germany and 4% from France and the Republic of Belarus.  Approximately 60% of the total number of volunteers will work at the Olympic Coastal Cluster venues, primarily at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, and 40% will work in the Mountain Cluster venues, mainly at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center.

A majority of Sochi 2014 volunteers will arrive on the 21 and 27 January 2014, and depart on either 24 February or 17 March 2014.