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Congratulations on the occasion of the Russian Olympic Committee's 100th anniversary

February 25, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Russian Olympic Committee and all olympians on the organisation's 100th anniversary.

The message reads, in part:

”The Committee has done much for the development of the Olympic movement, physical culture and sports. Our athletes have set hundreds of world records at the most prestigious international competitions; on numerous occasions, they have emerged victorious from bitter struggles and vanquished strong opponents. These achievements have strengthened Russia's prestige as a leading sports power.

Today you continue with dignity the rich traditions established by your predecessors and remain faithful to the principles of Olympism that form the foundation of international cooperation and national sports. These principles guide you as you engage with large-scale projects such as preparations for the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. I am sure these Games will be held at a high level and meet the most up-to-date standards.“


February 25, 2011