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Russians massively put on their skis

February 11 2007
15:18

Today in our country, the first phase of the mass of the winter competition - "The Ski Track Russia-2007".

Current competitions are thematic and focus on supporting the application of Sochi to host the 2014 Olympics.

Organizers of the event expect to start in 84-s Russian cities from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka come out about a million amateur and professional skiing. In addition to the traditional distances anyone can take part in a race for 2014 meters. Notably, it was held in Sochi Grand Prix race nationwide, there go the finalists today's race.

At the Moscow stage of the race, which is being held in a Moscow suburban Yakhroma took start 26600 people. Together with all involved in the race and the head of the Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport Vyacheslav Fetisov.

By tradition, the competition will take place in two stages. Winners of regional competitions (the top three from each age category) February 21 will compete for the main trophy of the Grand Prix "Piste Russia-2007". , Writes RIA Novosti.

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