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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

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

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