Putin hits the slopes for inspections of Sochi Olympics site

Posted: January 6, 2014 by kirisyko in Ski Jumping, Skiing, Snowboarding, Winter
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Photo credit: © AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Sochi: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin skis in the mountain Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Centre near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on January 3, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on February 7, 2014.

President Vladimir Putin donned skis and a black winter ski-suit Friday at the Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Center near Sochi for a visit to the city that will be hosting 2014’s Winter Olympics.

The Olympics will take place from February 7th to the 23rd this year.

President Putin, who is an avid outdoorsman, is visiting the resort along with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev.

The Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Center will be used for the downhill and biathlon competitions at the Olympics.

A government spokesperson said that “in the next days, the president will closely inspect the mountain and coastal sites and again verify the preparations made for the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

There is a lot of anticipation and excitement for the up-coming games.

Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2014_01_03/Putin-hits-the-slopes-for-inspections-of-Sochi-Olympics-site-9342/

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