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MOSCOW, January 28 (Itar-Tass) – President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov feels confident that the remaining period of preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will be free of unexpected contingencies or critical risks.
As he spoke to reporters Monday, he also expressed the confidence that the Russian national team will have fair chances for getting the first place among the competing teams in terms of medals.
“I think we’ll need fifteen gold medals so that the team could get the top ranking,” Zhukov said. “For this, our team should have 60 to 70 potential medalists.”
“We have guys of this kind on the team although final conclusions about our team’s capabilities will be clear only upon the completion of this winter season,” he said. “The most important thing will be to translate at least 60% of this potential into practical results. All in all, we’ll have a task to win about 45 medals.”