The Minister of Sport of Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko had a meeting with deaf hockey players of Russian Federation that will have their first game of the tournament of the ХVIII Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk, – says «R-Sport».
The meeting with deaf hockey players was held on Sunday in the Ugra Olympic college. The Minister was accompanied by the acting governor of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra Natalia Komarova and the president of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Valery Rukhledev. The quests wished luck to the athletes and gave them memorable signs.
“I feel very glad that you are representing different regions of Russia. Your success will be a big motivation for the development of sport. It is clear that in ice-hockey we have only one medal plan. Do not follow the mistakes of the national Olympic team of Russia in Sochi. I wish you luck. We will be supporting you”, — said Mutko to deaf hockey players