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Condolences to family and friends of Leonid Gart

June 25, 2012

Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to family and friends of President of the Russian Luge Federation Leonid Gart following Mr Gart’s tragic death in an accident in Croatia the previous day.

Tags: sport

Visit to mixed martial arts tournament

June 21, 2012

Vladimir Putin attended the White Nights mixed martial arts tournament.

Tags: sport

Telephone conversation with tennis player Maria Sharapova

June 10, 2012

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with tennis player Maria Sharapova and congratulated her on winning the Roland Garros tournament in France and becoming the world’s number one tennis player.

Tags: sport

Congratulations to Maria Sharapova

June 9, 2012

Vladimir Putin congratulated Maria Sharapova on her triumphant victory in the French Open tennis tourtament.

Tags: sport

Meeting with World Chess Championship finalists Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand

May 31, 2012

Vladimir Putin met with Indian chess player and world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Israeli champion and title contender Boris Gelfand.

Tags: sport

Meeting with Russian national hockey team

May 29, 2012

Vladimir Putin met with the Russian national hockey team players – winners of the 2012 hockey world championship.

Tags: sport

Congratulations to Russia’s national ice hockey team on winning the world championship

May 21, 2012

In a telephone conversation with the team’s head coach, Zinatulla Bilyaletdinov, Vladimir Putin congratulated the team on winning the gold medal at the world ice hockey championship.

Tags: sport

Visit to the Russian national judo team’s training base

May 8, 2012

Vladimir Putin visited the Russian national judo team’s training base, the Judo Academy, in the Moscow Region town of Zvenigorod. The President toured the centre’s new building and spoke with the athletes and trainers.

Tags: sport

Vladimir Putin played in an amateur hockey league match

May 7, 2012

The President arrived at Megasport Arena, where he played in an exhibition match between the Russian Amateur Hockey League select and a team of Russian hockey legends.

Tags: sport

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

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