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MOSCOW, January 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko told journalists on Thursday there were several candidates for bearing the Russian tricolor at the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony on February 7 and that the standard bearer would be selected out of a given number of candidates.
“A standard bearer should meet a number of requirements. That is why we are going to select the range of candidates in advance. Our approach should be pragmatic,” Mutko said.
“First, he should be an honored athlete. Second, his calendar of Olympic competitions should allow him to become a standard bearer. Naturally, an athlete’s personal wish to perform the mission is also very important,” Mutko went on to say.