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SOCHI, February 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russian national team at the Winter Olympics in the Russian southern city of Sochi can attain highest results.
“All our fans, and there are hundred thousands, millions of them, will watch very attentively each our competition. All of us count very much on you and pin hopes on you. We have a young, promising team and I do not doubt that you will do your best to win,” Putin said at a welcome ceremony with the delegation of the Russian Olympic Committee in the Coastal Olympic Village in the city of Sochi on Wednesday.
“The most important is fair, open and courageous fight. You will attain best results in your sport career. I would like very much that you will receive pleasure from this difficult, heavy and responsible work and so that you will be happy,” he said.
In the view of Putin, today’s high performance sport keeps surprising people. “What you do is on the edge of human capacities,” the president noted, adding that this makes all people who like sport excited.
“I wish you good luck, because luck is also very important alongside labor, courage and willpower. Let it be with you. I wish you successes and all the best,” he said in conclusion.