Russians are leading. Sport victories consolidate people better then political speeches
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Getting the first three positions
«We are counting on getting at least the third place among the teams. The support of the Russian government, which we can see today, is very helpful», remarked Kiseleva Maria, the Vise President of the Training Center for the Federal Agency of Physical Education and Sport, who won three gold medals in the Olympic Games in synchronized swimming.
«The financial support of the athletes today is also at a very high level: there are monetary rewards for the young athletes, grants from the Olympic Support Fund, bonuses for achieving success at the Games».
The Big Sport is growing in the regions
To keep their face, every region of Russian Federation will be trying to provide the maximum number of athletes for the upcoming Games. This is the reason why local government is not holding back on spending to support those athletes, who have potential to glorify the whole country and their minor
But the Sochi Olympic Games have stimulated the development of the nontraditional for the region sport events. For instance, in the South, where we didnt
Setting the right moral direction
Yashin and Borzov, Turischeva and Rodina, Bubka and Tretiayak they were the faces of the Former Soviet Union during the «cold war» period. At the beginning of this century Karelin and Nemov, Isinbaeva and Masterkova became the new faces of Russia. Who is going to take place for the next decade in the hearts of the fans? We will know it after Peking Games. But the future champions of the Sochi Olympic Games are still in training and can only dream of victories. «The Sochi Games is Russias claim to become the worlds leader in sport. Of course, effective organization of a global scaled festival will raise the countrys rating, and we can certainly handle that you just have to recall the success of the final game of the UEFA Cup and than the Championship, which were hosted in Moscow», claims the Vise President of the Training Center for the Federal Agency of Physical Education and Sport Avdeev Yuri. But sport is much more than medals and new records, it creates the right moral direction for the youth.
Look how many young people on the streets are wearing tops and hats with the word «Russia» on them. Some few years ago we could not even dream about such patriotic mood».