IOC: 'Only a small hiccup here or there' for Sochi

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from right, and his wife Claudia, second from left, pose with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, left, and former British athlete and chairman of the London 2012 Olympic committee Sebastian Coe before the IOC President's Gala Dinner on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Andrej Isakovic, Pool)
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says things are going smoothly in Sochi with only a "small hiccup here or there" heading into Friday's opening ceremony of the Winter Games.

The International Olympic Committee held its first daily coordination commission meeting Friday with Sochi organizers to review operations.

Bach told the IOC assembly "everything is going pretty smoothly." He adds that "as always in the first days of the games, there is a small hiccup here or there, but nothing really substantial so far." He did not say what those problems were.

Bach says the IOC is looking toward Friday night "full of anticipation and excitement and hope that we will have a great opening ceremony for a great Olympic Games."

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