The President of Russian Federation has addressed a welcome speech to the participants and guests of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk.
«This is the first time Russia is hosting these prestigious international competitions that are unique in its large scale and inspiring and creative function. We feel special responsibility for organizing and conducting the Games on a high level. We do our best to make every participant feel comfortable in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk, and to show good results in the competitions», – said the country leader.
It is to be reminded that the XVIII Winter Deaflympics will start today, on March’28, and will last till April’05. 344 athletes will participate in 31 medal events in 5 disciplines: cross-country skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, ice-hockey and curling.