Today , February 11, Russian speedskater Olga Fatkulina won a silver medal in women’s 500 meters at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea won Olympic gold. She was 0.36 seconds ahead of it Fatkulina after two races. Margot Boer of the Netherlands won the bronze (0.78).
The award ceremony for the Olympic champions, which took place on Monday, February 10, was marked by three events that happend for the first time: the Russian team was awarded the first gold medal of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, it was awarded in the new figure skating team event and it was presented by the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov in his debut as a representative of the International Olympic Committee.
The head of the Russian Olympic Committee congratulated Viktor Ahn, who has won the bronze medal in the short track for the Russian team, on winning the medal and shared details of the conversation with the champion.
On Sunday, February 9, he first medals appeared in the medal box of the Russian Olympic team. The President of the Russian Olympic Committee commented on the results of the previous day, which brought some unforgettable moments of celebration and sincere joy to the Russian fans.
Today, February 8, Albert II Reigning Prince of Monaco, together with the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov visited the house of fans of the Russian national team in Sochi Russia and inspected the halls where all winter sports included in the program of the winter Olympic games 2014.
The opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games was held on Friday, February 7. The guests of the Olympic capital were astonished at the brilliance and originality of this ambitious and unique show, which took place at the Fischt stadium. The show, arranged by the organizers of the event, has represented the full breadth of geography, diversity of culture and historical aspects of Russia from the royal military power to the Soviet monumentalism.
The 126th International Olympic Committee Session, which opened on February 4, will finish its work today, February 7, on the day of the XXII Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony. President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) commented on the significance of this meeting.
On Thursday, February 6, Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), visited the Main Press Center of the Sochi Olympic Games for the accredited journalists from around the world.
On Wednesday, February 5, the headquarters of the Russian delegation announced that bobsled Veteran Alexander Zubkov will Carry Russian Flag. When selecting a flag-bearer the opinions of all the captains of Russian Olympic teams were taken into account.