Dmitry Medvedev, the president of the Russian Federation: «We must take this unique chance»
¹ 1 (2008)
The Olympics are a whole world. Winning the right to hold the Olympic Games in Sochi, all of us were feeling euphoria. But we must take this unique chance. The Olympics is the sport of high achievements. Until recently Russia couldnt afford sports complexes of the international level. But now the sleigh and bobsleigh complex «Paramonovo» has been launched in the Dmitrovsky district, the Moscow Region. The erection of such constructions will promote the development of the mass sports in the country.
Simultaneously well be constructing the whole series of sports units so that every citizen of the country might go in for sports and physical training. I think that «the Fond of Russian Olympians Support», which is to work primarily with the youth, must participate actively in the organization of the winter Olympics of 2014 in Sochi.
Building up a perspective team of benchwarmers, well be able to provide the succession of sports generations in future.