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Russians plan to win 35 medals at the Beijing Olympics

August 8 2007

President of the Russian Olympic Committee Leonid Tyagachev said that the Olympics in China may become the new world event.

In an interview with television channel Vesti L. Tyagachev said that the Olympic facilities in the capital of the Middle Kingdom is growing very quickly and they are built with the latest technology.

Today, China is ahead of its program to sporting facilities and will be ready for the Games earlier than necessary for the periods prescribed by the International Charter. Tyagachev said "the power not only to build sports facilities, but the entire infrastructure for the Olympic athletes, journalists, for trainers, for the spectators." "In organizational terms, China is preparing for the full program. Maybe they will hold the best Olympics ever", - the head of the Russian Olympic Committee.

According to him, the Russians, as always "thoroughly preparing for the Olympics", and expect to win at least 35 medals.

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