Putin: Russia remains leader in the world of sports, despite the situation around Olympians
The head of state stressed that Russia remains a leader in the organization of major sporting events.
KRASNOYARSK, February 7. /TASS./ Despite the situation around the Olympians, the Russian Federation remains the leader of world sports and in the organization of world competitions. This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting on preparation for Winter Universiade in 2019.
Despite the situation that is developing around the Russian sport in the present Olympic cycle, without any doubt, our country remains a leader in the world of sports, and a leader in the organization of major sporting events.Vladimir Putin
He noted that “our common goal is to give world student sport good, memorable holiday, and the successful experience we have.”
Putin pointed out that in addition to the world Cup, which Russia will host in the near future this year, “in 2019, Sochi will host the tournament’s strongest men-boxers, in 2021 in Syktyvkar will fight the best men’s team for ball hockey, and in 2022 will be held in Kazan, the world championship on swimming on short water”.
“All these large-scale competitions must meet the high bar that we set at the Universiade in Kazan and the Olympic games in Sochi. They are designed to leave behind a significant legacy in infrastructure and sports development, strengthening its humanistic values,” said Putin.
The head of state recalled that before the start of the Universiade remained little more than a year, he proposed to discuss the issues of preparation of the student national team of Russia, as well as the progress of construction and reconstruction of objects games. “I am glad that much has already been done, but I wish we talked about things not yet done, why not done and what should and can be done in the near future”, — said Putin.