POSTED: February 21st 2010
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Russian skating champion Evgeni Plushenko supports Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Evgeni Plushenko and Dmitry Chernyshenko look forward to hosting the world in 2014 / Image: Sochi 2014
Evgeni Plushenko and Dmitry Chernyshenko look forward to hosting the world in 2014 / Image: Sochi 2014

Evgeni Plushenko hopes to compete at his home Games / Image: Sochi 2014
Evgeni Plushenko hopes to compete at his home Games / Image: Sochi 2014

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21: Russian Olympic figure skating champion, Evgeni Plushenko, will become a national ambassador for the winter Games in 2014 and be one of the faces of the Olympics and Paralympics.

Sochi 2014 Ambassadors are a select group of Russian sporting and cultural icons who will help to promote the country's first Winter Games and spread the Olympic values worldwide.

Triple medalist and three time world champion Plushenko, won the silver medal in the men’s figure skating, and readily accepted the honor to become a Sochi 2014 ambassador in a celebratory ceremony at the Russian hospitality house “Sochi World” in Vancouver.

“I would like to compete,” Plushenko said, “I would like to skate in 2014 in Sochi. I'm gonna try. I'm really gonna try.”

Sochi ceo Dmitry Chernyshenko celebrated the skater and said, “Evgeni Plushenko is an icon for millions of people. His will to succeed and dedication is a real example for young athletes hoping to follow in his footsteps. Some of those stars of the future will represent Russia at Sochi 2014. We are proud that he has joined us. Evgeni adds a lot to our team and we are stronger for it.”

Sochi 2014 Ambassadors are:

Two-time Olympic medalist and three-time World Champion in ice hockey Sergey Fedorov; alpinist Kazbek Khamitsaev;  member of the Russian State Duma and two-time Olympic Champion in gymnastics Svetlana Khorkina; World Champion in ice hockey Alexander Ovechkin; Eurovision Song Contest winning singer and performer Dima Bilan; reknowned musicians and conductors Yuri Bashmet and Valery Gergiev; World Champion figure skaters Oksana Domnina and Maksim Shabalin; the Russian National Ice Hockey Team; the Russian Women’s Curling Team; Olympic medalist in bobsleigh Alexander Zoubkov; Olympic medalist in freestyle skiing Vladimir Lebedev; silver medalist of the Olympic Games in Torino Albert Demchenko; two-time World Champion in cross-country skiing Olga Zavialova; Olympic Champion of the Vancouver 2010 Games Nikita Kriukov.








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