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President Vladimir Putin met with the Russian Olympic team before Sydney Olympics

August 30, 2000, The Kremlin, Moscow

As they met in St George’s Hall in the Kremlin, the President wished the Russian team every success. Mr Putin said that victories in sports did more to cement the nation than a hundred political slogans. He added that sport was becoming once again a priority for the state.

August 30, 2000, The Kremlin, Moscow