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Putin invites visitors to 2014 Sochi Olympics
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Putin invites visitors to 2014 Sochi Olympics

Feb 8 2013, 1:30am CST | by

Sochi, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to be held in the southern Russian resort of Sochi on the Black Sea next February.

Sochi, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to be held in the southern Russian resort of Sochi on the Black Sea next...

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Putin invites visitors to 2014 Sochi Olympics

Feb 8 2013, 1:30am CST | by

Sochi, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to be held in the southern Russian resort of Sochi on the Black Sea next February.

Sochi, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president Vladimir Putin has invited visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to be held in the southern Russian resort of Sochi on the Black Sea next February.

"We invite to Russia all those who love sports and fair uncompromising struggle," Putin said at a ceremony to mark one year before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics Thursday.

"In 2007, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) supported the Olympic dream of millions of Russian nationals. We are doing everything possible to justify the confidence," Putin said, adding that he hoped the Sochi Games would take world sports to a qualitatively new level.

IOC president Jacques Rogge, who was present at the ceremony, said he did not doubt Sochi would be ready to host the Olympics. Putin personally lobbied IOC officials in 2007 to ensure Russia was granted its first Winter Games.

Russia had spent 1.1 trillion rubles ($36.7 billion) on preparatory events for the 2014 Games by the start of 2013, according to documents prepared for a first meeting Feb 1 of the state commission responsible for preparing for the Games.

Earlier Thursday, Putin called on Sochi 2014 organisers to redouble their efforts in one final push to stage the Games without a hitch.

"In order to make the success complete, we still need to work intensively, redoubling our efforts," he said on a visit to the Olympic Park.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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KeithR commented on the post, Vote for your 2014 Russian GP Driver of the Weekend

Oct 13 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: F1fanatic

Gotta go for Lewis, for totally walking past and ignoring Vladimir Putin for several minutes in the pre-podium room! Honourable mention for Jenson. I’d like to see him at Ferrari next year. What ...
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Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix

Oct 12 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Winner Sports

Lewis Hamilton has taken another huge step to the drivers’ title on the day Mercedes landed the constructions championship. Hamilton took a 17 point lead at the top of the table from team mate Nico Rosberg after winning the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton took advantage of his team mate’s error to win the race which was his fourth in succession. Hamilton delighted with Mercedes car Hamilton said: “It was a good day and an amazing weekend. Firstly I am ...
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Hamilton wins Russian GP ahead of Rosberg

Oct 12 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SOCHI, Russia – Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title and stretched his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers’ standings, with three races remaining. Hamilton, who was fastest in practice and qualifying, won his ...
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Hamilton wins Russian GP ahead of Rosberg

Oct 12 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SOCHI, Russia – Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title and stretched his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers’ standings, with three races remaining. Hamilton, who was fastest in p ...
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Hamilton wins Russian GP ahead of Rosberg

Oct 12 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SOCHI, Russia – Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title and stretched his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers’ standings, with three races remaining. Hamilt ...
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Hamilton wins Russian GP ahead of Rosberg

Oct 12 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SOCHI, Russia – Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors’ title and stretching his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers’ standings, with three races remaining. Hamilton, who was fastest in ...
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