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Montenegrin president expects Sochi Olympics to become the best in the entire history

February 14, 2014, 5:46 UTC+3 PODGORICA
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PODGORICA, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. President Philip Vujanovic of Montenegro expects that "The Oymnpics in Sochi will be the best in the entire history of the Olympic Games". He said this in an exclusive intrrview with Yuly Gusman, First Deputy Director-General of Itar-Tass.

"Montenegro is represented at the Olympics in Sochi by two participants - male and female downhill skiers (Tarik Hajic and Ivana Bulatovic -- Note by Itar-Tass)," Vujanovic said.

"We are participating [in the Olympics] to show that Montenegro supports winter sports," he emphasized. "We are aware, of course, that there will be no impressive results (shown by the two). It is important for us that the flag of Montenegro was hoisted in Sochi," the President acknowledged.

"Our ambitions still are in preserving and developing success in collective sports," he said, recalling that the Montenegrin water polo team was the champion of Europe. "In ladies' handball, our team is the champion of Europe and silver medallist of the 2012 Olympic Games," Vujanovic stressed. "In collective types of sports, as we call the ball handling ones -- water polo, handball, basketball, and football, Montenegro can achieve good results. We invest as much as we cann in these sports. We shall invest greater resouces. I think this is what will be Montenegro's orientation in future as well," he related. "Of course, it is essential to support individual types of sports as well. There are many talented sporstsmen. Irrespective of the fact that our population is not large in number, we can reveal our own talents in individual types of sports," the Head of State believes. "I support sports and sportsmen very much. I think it is important for Montenegro to advance sports," he summarized.

The full text of the interview of the President of Montenegro is placed on the Itar-Tass website (, published in Rossiiskaya Gazeta, and will be shown in the Formula of Power programme on the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

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