The preparation and holding of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games involve 25,000 volunteers. Among them are doctors, teachers, businesspeople, men and women, youngsters and pensioners... All united by a love of sport.

Unlike in most previous host countries, the volunteer movement in Russia is still taking shape. Volunteers in Sochi make up no more than 9% of the workforce. In Europe and America, the figure is more like 33-35%.