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SOCHI, February 7 (Itar-Tass) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited all sport fans to come to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
“We invite everybody who devotedly loves sport and honest and uncompromising struggle to come to Russia,” Putin said at the “Year to the Games” ceremony in Sochi on Thursday.
“We all know very well how important it is to believe and move towards one’s dream. In 2007, the International Olympic Committee supported the Olympic dream of millions of Russian citizens. We are going to do everything to hold these games in a way that will fully justify this confidence and will upgrade international sport to a new quality level,” Putin emphasized.
After that, Putin and IOC President Jacques Rogge together pressed a symbolic button thus launching the countdown to the Sochi games.
The opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games will start at 20:00 Moscow time on February 7, 2014.