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Sochi Olympics documentary takes first prize at Milano international sports film festival

November 22, 2016, 12:54 UTC+3

The movie Rings of the World was declared the best in the Olympic Values category

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MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. The official documentary of the Sochi Olympics, Rings of the World, has won first prize at the 34th Milano International FICTS Fest, Sport Movies and TV 2016. The movie was declared the best in the Olympic Values category. 

The documentary was filmed by Sergei Miroshnichenko, an Emmy Award-winning Russian movie director.  Another Russian documentary, Ya Moskalenko (I Am Moskalenko) was “specially mentioned” in the same category. The movie by Sergei Bosenko tells the story of Russian trampoline artist Alexander Moskalenko, Olympic winner and 14-time World Champion. 

Russia’s Yelena Kurakina’s documentary, The Long Road to Rio, tells the story of silver world medalist, judoka Mikhail Pulyayev, and was “specially mentioned” in the Documentary category.

The Italian city of Milan hosted the 34th International FICTS Fest scheduled for November 16-21. Its program included the best movies and documentaries dedicated to sports that had already received awards at other international sports film festivals. 

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