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KRASNAYA POLYANA, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg congratulated her Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev with the “perfect” organization of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which are currently underway in Russia’s resort city of Sochi.
“These are perfect Olympic Games,” she said at a meeting with Medvedev near Sochi. “I would like to congratulate you with this… The organization, which organized the Olympic Games, did a good job.”
In response Medvedev congratulated Soldberg with the “outstanding performance of Norwegian athletes” at the Olympics.
“I am not mentioning how [Ole Einar] Bjoerndalen performs because it is simply a sports feat,” the Russian prime minister said.
Medvedev thanked the Norwegian prime minister for attending the Olympics and giving it a positive evaluation adding that he hoped she realized that the Games have the status on Winter Olympics.
“When I landed at the Sochi airport and saw palm trees around me I was not sure about that,” Soldberg said commenting on the weather in the coastal part of Sochi, where current temperatures average +17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Norwegian Olympic team currently ranked fourth in the overall Sochi medals standings boasting four gold, three silver and six bronze medals.