About 250 observers engaged in preparing the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, attended the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and lauded the way the Sochi Games had been organized, President of the Pyongchang-2018 Committee Kim Jin-sun told the ITAR-TASS news agency.
Russia has been striving to showcase its progress in the past several years, making it unlikely that instigating a conflict in Ukraine could have been amongst President Vladimir Putin’s plans, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told CNN.
At least 640,000 people registered to attend Olympic events in Sochi and total ticket sales were higher than for Vancouver 2010, organizing committee head and freshly appointed advisor for the next Winter Games in South Korea Dmitry Chernyshenko said Monday.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Monday will sum up the results of the Games in Sochi and consider a re-introduction of the GTO (Russian acronym for "Ready for Labour and Defence") physical training norms for people in Russia.
A ceremony to honor and award Muscovites who won medals at the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi earlier this month was held in the Moscow City Hall’s historical White Hall on Tverskaya Street in the center of the Russian capital on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked policemen for successful work to ensure security at the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi and the World University Games in the city of Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan.
The 11th Winter Paralympics have drawn to a close. The closing ceremony was held at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Adler, near Sochi, on March 16th . Team Russia has beaten their own previous world record in the number of medals grabbed during Paralympics by the athletes of one country. Austrians won 70 medals in the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck. Team Russia won 80 medals during the Sochi Paralympics, specifically 30 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 22 bronze medals. Russia is followed by Germany with 15 medals, including 9 gold medals.
Russia's Anna Milenina took her second gold medal at the Sochi Paralympic Games on Sunday, winning the women's 5km standing cross-country ski race.
When athletes reach the Paralympics, they are seen as not just champions but also as role models to all kinds of people. If they could train as hard as they did, then others can do it as well. It is very likely that past and present Paralympians will pay it forward by helping others lose weight, gain confidence, and reach their goals in life.
Nine sets of medals in cross-country skiing and alpine skiing will be at stake on the last day of the Sochi Paralympic Games, and after the final competitions end Sochi will see a spectacular closing ceremony.