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Over 30 National Guard athletes to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

08.01.2022 64 просмотров

To participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Beijing, more than 30 athletes, representatives of the national guard troops of the Russian Federation, are training and being selected. This was told in the Sports Committee of the Russian Guard.

More than half of this number are cross-country skiers. Four representatives of the department can take part in bobsleigh competitions, three will possibly represent the country in the short track, two members of the National Guard are striving to get into the Olympic biathlon team. One representative of the Russian Guard will probably compete in luge, freestyle and speed skating,” the Sports Committee of the Russian Guard clarified. Largely based on the results of these starts, the composition of the country's Olympic team will be determined, ”explained the representative of the Sports Committee of the Russian Guard.

For reference:

Since the first participation of Soviet athletes in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, law enforcement officers have consistently been part of the Olympic national team.

Over the years, soldiers internal troops and troops of the national guard won more than 270 Olympic medals of various denominations.

And the tradition of winning is passed on in the troops from generation to generation. So, the Russian Olympic team at the XXXII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo included 26 servicemen of the National Guard. They won 16 medals - 6 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze.

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