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The Defence Ministry today celebrated Olympians

March 7 2006

On Tuesday, the military-Olympiad in Turin, was honored in the Russian Defense Ministry. Vice-Premier and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov thanked for showing at the Olympic Games, courage and perseverance. Athletes and coaches, he presented the Medal for Strengthening of Brotherhood of Arms "and" For the military prowess and give them extraordinary military ranks.

On account of athletes army - more than half of the 22 medals that were won by our team in Turin. This is a figure skater Evgeni Plushenko, Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov biathlete Albina Akhatova, Olga Zaitseva, Svetlana Ishmuratova and others.

Head of Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport Vyacheslav Fetisov said that a whopping traditions that were laid down by army athletes, given the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the current winners and sporty character. On behalf of the Russian athletes Vyacheslav Fetisov gave the defense minister a memorial, which was awarded to the Russian athletes at the Olympics in Turin. Report NEWS

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