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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.

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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
GENEVA — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets and restrict travel for more individuals and businesses. FIFA issued a statement say ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
GENEVA — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
GENEVA — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets and restrict travel ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and would support only peaceful, democratic debate about the World Cup. ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and would ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
GENEVA — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets and restrict travel for more individuals and businesses. FIFA issued ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
GENEVA — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets and restrict travel for more individuals and bu ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

Jul 25 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
GENEVA — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, political pressure on Russia increased when the European Union moved to freeze assets and restrict trav ...
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FIFA refuses to move 2018 World Cup from Russia

Jul 25 2014 7:49am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Samara
ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, FIFA issued a statement saying it “deplores any form of violence” and would support only peaceful, democratic debate about the Wo ...
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