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The Russian Olympic team: the number and skill

February 10 2006

Team Russia at the Winter Olympics in Torino, which opens today, will be one of the most numerous.

The composition of Russia's national team consists of 178 outstanding athletes. Kolichesktvo Total Games participants exceeds 2500 people, who represent 85 countries, according to Interfax.

In the course of events will be contested sets of medals in 15 sports. Known informal "plan, under which our team can take about 24-25 medals. On the question of the dignity of medals, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee Leonid Tyagachev said that while the specification should be avoided.

Tyagachev confident that the Games in Turin for the Russian team will be more successful than in the U.S. Salt Lake City four years ago, according to Trud.

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