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Meeting with IOC President Jacques Rogge

May 7, 2012

Vladimir Putin met with International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge.

Tags: Sochi 2014, sport

Meeting with participants in the ANOC General Assembly

April 16, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev met in the Kremlin with participants in the 18th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

Tags: sport

Visiting Olympic facilities in Sochi

March 9, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin watched test runs at the Olympic sledding and bobsleigh track in Sochi. Silvio Berlusconi also visited the new facility.

Tags: Sochi 2014, sport, Krasnodar Territory

Congratulations to outstanding athlete Raisa Smetanina

February 29, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated four-time Olympic champion and five-time world ski racing champion Raisa Smetanina on her birthday.

Tags: sport

Meeting with International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission

February 12, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev met with the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission in Sochi.

Tags: regions, sport, Krasnodar Territory

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort

February 11, 2012

The latest World Cup downhill race kicked off in Krasnaya Polyana. The race is a test and is being held at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort that will stage the 2014 Olympics.

Tags: regions, Sochi 2014, sport, Krasnodar Territory

Meeting with medallists at the 2012 European Figure Skating Championship

February 1, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev met with medallists at the European Figure Skating Championship that took place in Sheffield.

Tags: sport

Meeting with medal winners at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics

January 25, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev met in the Kremlin's Catherine Hall with medal winners at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics held on January 13–22 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Tags: sport

Congratulations to members of the Russian Football Union

January 19, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev sent a message to the members of the Russian Football Union congratulating them on its centennial.

Tags: sport

Greetings to members of Russia’s first Winter Youth Olympic Games team

January 13, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev sent a telegram to members of Russia’s first Winter Youth Olympic Games team.

Tags: sport

Dmitry Medvedev presented state decorations to merited hockey players

December 29, 2011

The President presented orders and appreciation letters to Russian ice hockey veterans for their contribution to the development and promotion of physical culture and sports and many years of conscientious work.

Tags: sport, state decorations

Law setting administrative liability for breaching the laws on preventing doping in sports

December 11, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amendments to the Russian Federation Administrative Offences Code and Articles 26 and 26.1 of the Federal Law On Physical Culture and Sports in the Russian Federation.

Tags: sport

Dmitry Medvedev presented state decorations for promoting sports cooperation

November 22, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev presented the Order of Friendship to President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, President of the International Weightlifting Federation Tamas Ajan (IWF), President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack and President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel.

Tags: sport, state decorations

Dmitry Medvedev attended the finals of the President's Cup rowing regatta

October 8, 2011

In Krasnodar, the President watched the finals of the second presidential rowing regatta and presented awards to winners in the competition.

Tags: regions, sport, Krasnodar Territory

Presidential instructions following meeting on Continental Hockey League issues

September 19, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev approved a list of instructions following a September 12, 2011 meeting on Continental Hockey League issues.

Tags: social services, sport, transport

Meeting on issues of supporting Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey club

September 12, 2011

The meeting addressed possible methods for supporting the club, which lost its core members in a plane crash near Yaroslavl, as well as support for the victims’ families.

Tags: sport

Presidents of Russia and Turkey paid tribute to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team players

September 8, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev and President of Turkey Abdullah Gul paid tribute to the memory of the Lokomotiv ice hockey team players and Yak-42 crew members killed in the plane crash near Yaroslavl.

Tags: sport, Yaroslavl Region

Meeting with members of Russia’s national student teams

August 26, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Southern Federal Sports Training Centre, where national teams in the various summer and winter sports train for competition. After looking over the Centre, the President met with members of Russia’s national university students’ team.

Tags: regions, sport, Krasnodar Territory

Dmitry Medvedev observed construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi

August 23, 2011

The President viewed the sports facilities under construction for the 2014 Olympics from a helicopter. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who is in charge of supervising preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games, reported on progress in construction to the President.

Tags: Sochi 2014, sport, Krasnodar Territory

Congratulations to Russia’s national synchronised swimming team

July 23, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev sent congratulations to Russia’s national synchronised swimming team following their victory at the World Aquatics Championships.

Tags: sport

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