Congratulations to winners and medallists of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

Dmitry Medvedev took part in a ceremony at which winners and medallists of the 2018 Winter Olympics were presented with cars from the Russian Olympians Foundation.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took part in a ceremony at which winners and medallists of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were presented with cars from the Russian Olympians Foundation. The Prime Minister chairs the foundation’s board of trustees.

Excerpts from Dmitry Medvedev’s remarks:

My sincere congratulations both on your Olympic and state awards.

The XXIII Winter Olympic Games claimed special attention due to the very specific atmosphere which formed around the Games and our Olympic team.

Today it was decided to reinstate the Russian Olympic Committee.

All Russia watched the Olympic Games with great interest. I am saying this both as Prime Minister and as an ordinary fan, a viewer who watched your performances. Nicely done! You have already done a lot, and not only for your sport careers but for the country.

We have the Russian Olympians Foundation, and I was directly involved in its establishment 13 years ago. The foundation is meant to help our athletes. It is done by Russian businesspeople.

There are state programmes, mass sport and elite sport, and support also comes from such foundations. They too would like to thank you for your performance and give you the gifts usually presented on this occasion. I hope that they will help you follow the first part of the Olympic motto, which is to be faster, however, within the traffic regulations.