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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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Donetsk's pro-Russia rebels celebrate expelling 'fascist Ukrainian junta'

Sep 8 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Amid second world war commemoration, regions say they still plan to declare independence despite ceasefire dealWith jaunty pop ballads about "expelling the fascist junta", rousing war poetry and somewhat incongruously a parade of performing dogs, the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic celebrated on Monday what they see as victory over Kiev.Held in the shadow of an austere second world war monument in central Donetsk, the event was off ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," the Swiss official said in a p ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the SoccerEx conference. "I wil ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," the Swiss offic ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," the Swiss off ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Mon ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview show ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview s ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. “I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee,” the Swiss official said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the SoccerEx conference. “I will inform the ...
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Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the SoccerEx conference. "I will inform t ...
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