Moscow, 26 January 2022 (TDI): President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, met the Olympic team to wish greetings and good luck. It is a tradition in Russia that President meets the Olympic team. However, this meeting took place via video conference on January 25, 2022.

During a conversation, President said that he knows the challenges and hardships of this long journey. Certainly, this Winter Olympics is a test of character and will. Above all, it is a fight against the strongest Olympians of the world.

Celebration of Students’ Day

Thereafter, President congratulated the Olympic team for their selection in Beijing Winter Olympics. He further commented on Tatyana’s Day. It is named after Saint Tatiana. As a result, it is also known as the Students Day.

Every year, Russia celebrates students’ day on 25th January. In this regard, President extended best wishes to head coach Tatyana Borodulina and sleigh rider Tatyana. Concurrently, student-athletes are also a part of the Russian athletic team.

Objective of Sports

Above all, President focused on raising the morale of the national team. The Olympics is a highly competitive event and athletes reach this stage after a series of defeats and victories. Thereafter, they earn the right to show skills and talent on international platforms.

In the same vein, President also appreciated the hard work and efforts of an athletic team at this difficult time of the pandemic. Besides, he wished them a high global ranking in the field of sports.

The Russian team will compete in 13 sports events in Beijing. It may also include many new Olympic Games. Certainly, this credit goes to specialists and coaches who tirelessly worked for the event.

Likewise, local sports are a viable part of the quality training and healthy lifestyle of athletes. Most importantly, it is the only way to find a generation of athletes to take part in highly competitive games.

In addition, sports events strengthen friendships and harmony among nations. To clarify, this approach is also shared by China which is organizing Winter Olympics. Thus, every sporting event must be devoid of politicization and boycotts. After all, the main objective of sports is equal rights and justice.

After that, President stated that Russia is already proud of these brave athletes. And, he knows that Russian athletes will surpass this difficult yet exciting event with shining colors.

Meeting with President Xi Jingping

President further stated that he will meet the President of China, Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Moreover, they will schedule plans for future cooperation, particularly in the field of physical fitness and sports.

Like Russia, China has vast experience in organizing mega sports events. Subsequently, President hoped that the organizing committee will take all necessary measures to safeguard the health of athletes and spectators. In addition, The Russian Government and Medical-Biological Agency will also be there to provide medical advice.

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