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Russian PM meets with national Olympic team’s members

February 09, 2014, 16:32 UTC+3 KRASNAYA POLYANA /near Sochi/
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a conversation with members of the Russian Olympic team upon the completion of the men’s downhill event
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, February 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a conversation with members of the Russian Olympic team upon the completion of the men’s downhill event on Sunday.

Medvedev arrived at the Roza Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana to watch men's downhill that opened up the competitions in alpine skiing.

After the downhill event, the prime minister put on his skis and went to the mixed-zone where the Russian team together.

Medvedev asked slalomist Anastasiya Popkova about her impressions of the Olympics, since Popkova had given an oath on behalf of all the coachers at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

“Everything is just great,” Popkova answered.

“There has been nothing like that,” Medvedev said. “Though all our foreign guests are clucking their tongues with approval.”

“The organisation is very good,” Popkova said. “There are things to showcase to our foreign partners.”

Svetlana Gladysheva, the president of the Russian Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Federation and the silver medalist of the 1994 Olympic Games, invited the prime minister to visit alpine skiing competitions again and to cheer to the Russian skiers.

“I’ll try to come if there is time,” he said.

On Saturday Medvedev watched the biathlon 10km men's sprint.

Alpine skiers compete for a total of ten medals - five of them to be claimed by men and the other five by women.

The Olympic Games in Sochi welcome ten main-team skiers - Aleksander Glebov, Stepan Zuyev, Sergei Maitakov, Vladislav Novikov, Pavel Trikhichev, Aleksander Khoroshilov, Kseniya Alopina, Maria Bedareva and Elena Prosteva - as well as two substitutes - Artem Borodaikin and Elena Yakovishina.

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