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Putin congratulated Russian Olympians in the first medal

August 10 2008

With the first "gold" congratulated the Russian team of Russian Prime Minister, who visited before visiting athletes in the Olympic Village. Medal earned during the tournament by shooting an air rifle at a distance of 10 meters athlete Lyubov Galkina.

Putin looked like a live Russian national team athletes and wished them success. He said that recently signed an order more than doubled the prize medal. "Gold medal in the equivalent € 100 thousand, Silver - € 60 thousand, a bronze € 40,000. But I am sure that this is not the most important thing for athletes. The main motivation of athletes - a spectator sport and the honor of the country" - said the head of government .

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