Athletistic / Olympics. Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted on the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Head of State described the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a celebration of sport, a triumph of courage and will.

“Dear friends! Ten years ago, the Olympic flame was lit in Sochi. I congratulate you on the 10th anniversary of this bright and unforgettable event.

The entire country was preparing for these grandiose sporting events, striving to ensure that the Olympic and Paralympic Games were held at the highest level. In beautiful and hospitable Sochi, unique facilities have been erected and modern infrastructure has been created. Thanks to this creative and constructive work, the Olympic dream of millions of Russians came true and the Winter Olympics and Paralympics became a real holiday of sports and friendship, the triumph of courage, character and will .

It is important that today the Olympic legacy of Sochi serves the population. Large-scale social, cultural and sporting events are held in stadiums and ice palaces, new champions are named and records are set. I wish you success and all the best. And of course, congratulations on Winter Sports Day,” Putin said according to the Kremlin press service.

The Winter Olympics in Sochi took place from February 7 to 23, 2014. They became the first on Russian territory. In 1980, the Summer Olympics were held in Moscow, then the capital of the USSR.