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Source: Russia Ministry of Sport

13 Feb Sochi (Krasnodar Krai) took place the opening ceremony of the world Cup Luge. For the first time Russia accepts the world championship on this sport. The competition venue was the object of the XXII Olympic winter games – bobsleigh track “sledge”.

During the official part of the ceremony, they read the greeting of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to participants and guests of the competition. “I am confident that these large-scale and prestigious event, will be an important event for athletes and fans, will be held at the highest organizational winning level, because the participants will compete on the legendary bobsleigh track, where he set a record of Olympic games, European Championship and world Cup in Luge. And of course, the championship will be remembered for the intensity of open competition and leave all the good and unforgettable experience. I wish you success, good luck and all the best”, – reads the statement of the leader of the country.

With a welcoming speech to participants and guests of the ceremony were welcomed by the Deputy Minister of sport of Russia Marina Tomilova, the President of the International Luge Federation Josef Fendt, President of the Federation Luge of Russia Natalia Garth, the Minister of sports of Krasnodar region Andrei Markov and Deputy head of Sochi Konstantin Chebotar.

“For the first time, our Federation will organize the world Cup in Russia. We’ve already organized the European Championships in Paramonova in 2012 and in Sochi in 2015,” reminded Joseph Fendt. I know that all of our athletes really want to try this wonderful track. We again thank the Federation Luge of Russia, this great and experienced team for organizing the tournament and effort invested in order to this world Cup took place”.

“We are ready for the competition-100 percent, athletes and spectators must be pleased”, – said Natalia Garth.

The world Championships involve more than 100 athletes from 19 countries. They will play seven sets of medals. As part of the competition will also be held the world Championship among athletes under 23 years.

Using the TASS /

The press service of the minsport Russia


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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