MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko took part in honoring Russian athletes – participants of the XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
The event was held at the VTB Arena stadium in Moscow. It was attended by Assistant to the President of Russia Igor Levitin, Minister of Sports of Russia Oleg Matytsin, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov and Deputy of the State Duma, President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretyak.
Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that the Russian team at the Beijing 2022 Games showed an excellent result and an example of teamwork. Athletes have won 32 awards and finished second in total medal count.
“This is a historic achievement, as a result we surpassed the results of the Winter Games in Sochi, where 30 medals were won. Today you are setting new standards in sports, demonstrating the highest skill. Each medal won is the result of great work and perseverance of our team. The country was rooting for all Russian athletes without exception! Dear Olympians, you have a special mission. You are a vivid example of determination, faith in yourself and your country, an example of perseverance and sports spirit for the whole nation, especially for young people. We congratulate you, keep it up! – the Deputy Prime Minister addressed the Olympians.
Dmitry Chernyshenko expressed special gratitude to the coaches of the athletes for their colossal work and patience. He also added that, on behalf of the President, the Russian Government will continue to form an effective system for training athletes and finance the creation of infrastructure.
“In the next three years, 310 new sports facilities are planned to be built throughout the country. On them, improving their skills, professional athletes will train and new champions will be brought up. 280 “smart” sites will be created as part of the new strategic initiative “Business Sprint. I choose sport”, approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. For all these purposes, more than 185 billion rubles are planned from the federal budget,” the Deputy Prime Minister added.
“Thanks to everyone who supported our team at the Games – the inhabitants of a great country, our compatriots abroad. Without this support, it would be difficult for the Olympians. Athletes representing Russia in Beijing are the true heroes of our country. A deep bow and gratitude to all the coaches, doctors who protected the team and made it possible for every athlete to participate in these Games. I wish you good luck and new victories for the glory of our Motherland,” added Oleg Matytsin.
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