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It's only the beginning. On the Russian Olympic miracle and our immediate tasks

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Well what can I say: we had a great Olympiad.

All.

From the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony.

With grandiose and unexpected victories and no less grandiose defeats: life is the best director in the world, better than even the directors of the “Ernst team”, and sport is life, and anything can happen in it. With the departure of the “great red hockey machine” in an inglorious and hopeless quarter-finals with elderly Finns and a mad triple triumph in the “diamond” ski marathon: I understand the tears of Sasha Legkov, there really is a reason to cry even for the real one who can bear fifty kilometers and get there. lactic acid "muscles of the opponent in the last rise of the Russian peasant.

With the Korean national Viktor An, who became the national Russian hero, and the American Vic Wilde, the national "Russian husband" (the Russian wife obviously will not allow him to book him, she and her bronze at the Olympics will have to be gold, apparently).




Muddy history with the "removal" at the last moment of Evgeni Plushenko and for the first time in the history of gold won in the program of "odinochnits" named after seventeen Adeline Sotnikova. With tears, the fifteen-year-old Olympic champion Yulia Lipnitskaya suddenly became the national favorite. She never managed to repeat her “team” success in the “adult” single-player competition: well, God be with him, this girl is still ahead.




With the fantastic hockey team of Canada: I can not even see such Canadians even in Vancouver.

With a great failure of those who predicted the inevitable failure of the “Russian Olympiad” - here, of course, it would be worthwhile to list them by name, but they are not worth it.

And with a grand, no one expected, the success of our athletes. There have never been such successes in all forms of the overall medal standings, either in Russia or even in Soviet sports. And this is not a "thesis"; it is pure mathematics, with which it is useless to argue.

With a super modern winter mountain resort of world level, suddenly, in just some seven years, grew up in the southern Russian subtropics.

Not in this case.

All those who are now with tears in their eyes say goodbye to the "Russian Olympic fairy tale" I want to say only one thing: guys, do not be discouraged.

Already this autumn, in the month of October, the very same Sochi, for the first time in our country, will accept another tale: mechanistic and machine. And I'm not laughing at all here: in the fall there will be the first Formula 1 stage in the history of Russia. Which, by the way, unlike the Olympics, will now take place regularly in Sochi. And 2017, the best football teams of all continents will come to our country for the Confederations Cup.

Well, just a year after that and four years after the current Closing Ceremony, in the year 2018, we are waiting for an event that is even more ambitious even compared to the just-concluded Olympics in Sochi: for the first time in its history, Russia will host the World Cup.

So - here, just like young Julia Lipnitskaya, everything is definitely ahead.

And you know what is the most important thing here ?!

Nobody says that all this time will be easy for us.

To understand this, you do not need to be a rocket scientist, you just have to look at the bloody show on Ukraine next door: you will have to decide something with it, you will have to fly to space, and oil will be pumped, and the Far East will be mastered.

But, at least - we have already definitely learned the holidays to arrange. And not only for everything, as I understand it, admiring humanity. But, most importantly - for themselves.

Because how to love and respect yourself is, too, believe me, a truly great art.

Forgive such things.


PS Viktor Marakhovsky

Dear readers! We as a whole editors share your anxiety and pain for the fate of our people in Ukraine and our Ukraine itself. But the translation of the discussion into the mainstream “they sold Ukraine for the Sochi banquet” —will be warned immediately — in our opinion, speculation and alarmist news. In Ukraine, as in everything, everything is just beginning.
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  1. avant-garde
    avant-garde 25 February 2014 07: 58
    +31
    Well done guys, three times URA !!! It's a pity only hockey players added a little bitterness sad
    1. INTER
      INTER 25 February 2014 08: 09
      +9
      Quote: avant-garde
      It's a pity only hockey players added a little bitterness

      Really sorry!
    2. ikken
      ikken 25 February 2014 08: 32
      +21
      Quote: avant-garde
      It's a pity only hockey players added a little bitterness

      But in Russia even visited, when still in their homeland to play them?
    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 25 February 2014 08: 59
      +24
      and I was skeptical, but after the brilliant departure of hockey players, in general .... and then there’s an explosion: Viktor An -goloto! and now he runs with the flag of my small Ural city! it was just ... well, a lump in my throat! and then, I believed! and not in vain! Well done OUR !!! good
    4. 222222
      222222 25 February 2014 13: 06
      +15
      "Journalists ask:
      - Vladimir Vladimirovich, and after the end of the Winter Olympics, Russia will apply for the summer games now?
      - Yes, I would like to go to Yalta. "
    5. Evgeniy-111
      Evgeniy-111 25 February 2014 14: 34
      +1
      Nothing, the Finns avenged us!
      1. Cherdak
        Cherdak 25 February 2014 23: 42
        +2
        Quote: Evgeniy-111
        Finns avenged us!


        It should only be this way and not otherwise!
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        6. studentmati
          studentmati 26 February 2014 00: 16
          +1
          Quote: Cherdak
          It should only be this way and not otherwise!




          Since Russia did this in Quebec in 2008, having celebrated 100 years of hockey on the territory of the adversary!
          1. Psyjoker
            Psyjoker 26 February 2014 01: 12
            0
            At that championship I was amused by one phenomenon of globalization: we play against the Czechs and the sponsor of our team is the Czech Skoda laughing
    6. Cherdak
      Cherdak 25 February 2014 23: 32
      +1
      Quote: avant-garde
      It's a pity only hockey players added a little bitterness


      Two great "eights". It is a pity that Ovechkin did not show wolf fangs to anyone after the first match crying
  2. PValery53
    PValery53 25 February 2014 08: 23
    +9
    "We strongly believe in Sports Heroes, -
    We need Victory like air! "
    Well done, our Olympians! Glory to them! Thank you for the Holiday of Sport and Peace! - We’ll settle the rest!
  3. nemec55
    nemec55 25 February 2014 08: 23
    +9
    Thank you guys athletes. THANKS. Validola Corvalola, etc. drunk tons in the country but it was worth it. Thank you for the victory.
  4. mountain
    mountain 25 February 2014 08: 27
    +8
    Not one hockey and football is famous for Russian sport, and PLUSHCHENKO is not the last, a skater in Russia. We gave a head start, world sport, they did not use the handicap. Russia then with blood but returns to its well-deserved pedestal.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 25 February 2014 10: 30
      +6
      Leave Plushenko alone. Would it be easier for you if he was taken out of the carriage on ice in a wheelchair?
      Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko announced that he plans to arrange a live broadcast of the spinal surgery, which he will undergo in an Israeli clinic. "I think that many will see it, because I want to show how it will happen," - quotes the words of the skater RIA Novosti. On February 22, the Olympic champion already underwent a preoperative examination in Tel Aviv. The operation itself (thirteenth in a biography of an athlete) is scheduled for March 2. "This time I will not be in a hurry. Due to the fact that the operation was performed a year ago, I had to hurry in order to have time to perform at my native Olympics, but now I have time. I need to recover correctly, slowly, so that there are more such problems. was not, "- said Plushenko.
      As IzRus reported, the athlete broke one of the four screws that fixed the spine, put to him during a complex operation by the Israeli surgeon Ilya Pekarsky. According to doctors, out of 50 of these screws, only two or three break. Recall that Plushenko announced his refusal to continue performing at the Sochi Olympics on February 13, having skated a short program and received a gold medal in the team competition. He said that during the warm-up he felt a sharp pain "on the right side in the back." "If Zhenya performed there, he could be completely paralyzed, because the screw could enter the spinal cord," said the athlete's wife Yana Rudkovskaya.
      By the way, this failure of Kovtun at the World Cup led to the fact that at the Olympics only one single acted from Russia.
  5. waisson
    waisson 25 February 2014 08: 31
    -6
    THANKS TO GUYS - GOOD FELLOWS !!! hi soldier soldier soldier drinks Shame on ivy and Amer hockey players am
  6. zmeigavrila
    zmeigavrila 25 February 2014 08: 33
    +20
    I watched the opening and closing ceremonies while abroad. I felt genuine pride in us. Everything was organized at the highest level. With taste. Believe me, I, an adult uncle, absolutely not prone to sentiments, felt goosebumps Russian. Amazing feeling.
    1. Cherdak
      Cherdak 26 February 2014 12: 23
      0
      Quote: zmeigavrila
      Awesome feeling.
      1. Cherdak
        Cherdak 26 February 2014 21: 45
        0
        The sensations are incredible!
  7. chuma_velikiy
    chuma_velikiy 25 February 2014 08: 36
    +3
    The bitterness of defeat should temper even stronger our guys and ourselves! And still, I will lay my head for them, because I am proud of them!
    1. Cherdak
      Cherdak 26 February 2014 21: 29
      0
      Quote: chuma_velikiy
      The bitterness of defeat should temper our guys even more
  8. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 25 February 2014 08: 42
    +6
    from the Don.
    I didn’t expect such success of our athletes in Sochi! Although psychological pressure was exerted on them-WOW-GO!
  9. largus886
    largus886 25 February 2014 08: 43
    +11
    I am very happy for Sasha Legkov, how much bad luck was, but he suffered, fled, fought. Now the king!
  10. calocha
    calocha 25 February 2014 08: 47
    +8
    Russian hockey needs to be revived! Build yard boxes and make equipment available. Ice palaces are built like a dad in every regional center.
  11. Jarik56
    Jarik56 25 February 2014 08: 48
    +10
    Quote: zmeigavrila
    I watched the opening and closing ceremonies while abroad. I felt genuine pride in us. Everything was organized at the highest level. With taste. Believe me, I, an adult uncle, absolutely not prone to sentiments, felt goosebumps Russian. Amazing feeling.

    I confess - when Mishka blew out the fire, he cried. And I also really liked that Russia was shown from a very interesting angle - through art and did without the usual "cranberries" with samovars and bears playing balalaikas.
  12. Freemason
    Freemason 25 February 2014 09: 13
    +6
    I believed in ours ... I believed in US !!! Thanks to all of you guys, everyone who participated, everyone who won! This is our victory. Our PRIDE smile success to all We have All Ahead!
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  15. waisson
    waisson 25 February 2014 09: 58
    +17
    what is better and how to be if you want this and that
    1. Kapitan Oleg
      Kapitan Oleg 25 February 2014 10: 20
      +4
      That's right. BUT! Without the left picture, the right cannot be ...
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 25 February 2014 17: 23
        +3
        Quote: Kapitan Oleg
        That's right. BUT! Without the left picture, the right cannot be ...

        Practice has proven the opposite.
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    3. GSH-18
      GSH-18 25 February 2014 17: 28
      +1
      Quote: waisson
      what is better and how to be if you want this and that

      In my opinion, in this prevailing political situation, the right side of the picture dealt a crushing blow of monstrous power to the ideological machine of the West. The money spent on the Olympics was certainly well spent! AUGs are useless for this. Although, of course, should appear in our Navy.
  16. igordok
    igordok 25 February 2014 10: 04
    +14
    And let the west be afraid.
    After the Olympics. laughing
    1. 222222
      222222 25 February 2014 15: 28
      +1
      the fuse is already afraid .. 24 02 2014 in the area of ​​responsibility of the 6th fleet of the us navy arrived AUG AVM "George Bush"
      ..... "" More than 5,000 Sailors serving in the George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) arrived in the US 6th Fleet Area of ​​Responsibility (AOR), Feb. 24.

      Commanded by Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, GHWB CSG is comprised of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 and USS Truxtun (DDG 103), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Additionally, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in the 6th Fleet AOR as an independent deployer. "" "
  17. Bigriver
    Bigriver 25 February 2014 10: 09
    +19
    To be honest, the whole olympiad was anxiously awaiting some kind of tricks: provocations or state of emergency.
    Objectively: too many forces in the world would very much like to spoil our holiday.
    Hats off to the security services. The absence of accidents is another of our gold medals.
    Clean and flawless work. Bravo! We can!good
    1. Fornit
      Fornit 25 February 2014 14: 04
      +3
      We can’t, but we can ... drinks (C)
  18. Stinger
    Stinger 25 February 2014 10: 11
    +11
    The most severe shock I caused, Julia Lipnitskaya, Shipulin in the relay and the 50 km race! These are Russian characters! And let the lovers shut up, sprinkle ashes on their heads.
  19. igordok
    igordok 25 February 2014 10: 14
    +7
    Olympic disaster
    While the Russian patriots are celebrating the convincing victory of their team at the Olympics and, deservedly, mocking the evil-spirited liberals, I also decided to draw a small balance of the Olympic games. As it turned out at the Olympics, there were not only great victories, but also crushing defeats, and Germany turned out to be a loser, who would have thought.

    For the first time since the merger, the German national team in the medal standings did not get into the top three. Instead, the Germans landed in sixth place, exactly where the skeptics predicted that Russia should go.

    Before the Olympics, the German team planned to collect 30 medals, out of self-assured promises in the end it did not work out twenty. Before that, Germany had never received in total less than 24's medals. At the same time, Germany collected exactly half of the 8 gold medals in the sleigh competitions.

    All text at http://www.alexej-schmidt.de/2014/02/blog-post_24.html
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 25 February 2014 17: 32
      +3
      yes and x * y on them laughing
    2. St Petrov
      St Petrov 25 February 2014 17: 32
      0
      yes and x * y on them laughing
  20. white_f
    white_f 25 February 2014 10: 43
    0
    Well what to say. Russians - harness for a long time, but ...)
  21. Srgsoap
    Srgsoap 25 February 2014 10: 55
    +1
    All with the victory of our team !!! Skiers were especially pleased, really to tears ... On my own, if these guys played hockey ... we would not lose a single match ... Well, the closing ceremony .... I even thought it was better than the opening ceremony ...
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  23. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 25 February 2014 11: 35
    +3
    I watched the closing and from there I learned that Solzhenitsyn is a classic of Soviet literature
  24. SRC P-15
    SRC P-15 25 February 2014 11: 35
    +7
    Strange, why didn’t anyone notice that at the close of the Olympics, Medvedev was awake? They didn’t write that he woke up to the closing ceremony? The mess. laughing
  25. Hleb
    Hleb 25 February 2014 11: 46
    +4
    it's not true

  26. Poruchik 90
    Poruchik 90 25 February 2014 12: 19
    +5
    I’m very happy for Russia, well done, I watched the men's relay in biathlon with great pleasure (I like this sport very much), and the Korean is just a man, not only won after an injury, but also proved with my own that you need to believe in people, Russia believed !!!
    1. slon53
      slon53 25 February 2014 15: 15
      +3
      I agree, but in the comments, when congratulating the champions, it sounded that "perhaps now An will improve his living conditions." It would be a shame for the whole country if he was left homeless, despite the fact that Depardieu was given three apartments. Where are these well-wishers who were guided by no one knows what, distributing people's housing to no one knows.
    2. slon53
      slon53 25 February 2014 15: 15
      -1
      I agree, but in the comments, when congratulating the champions, it sounded that "perhaps now An will improve his living conditions." It would be a shame for the whole country if he was left homeless, despite the fact that Depardieu was given three apartments. Where are these well-wishers who were guided by no one knows what, distributing people's housing to no one knows.
  27. Walking
    Walking 25 February 2014 12: 36
    +3
    Bravo Russia !!! Thanks for the Olympics! I had a chance to observe all this with my own eyes, our family really liked it, it's a pity that not all competitions were able to visit in person. Forward to new victories.
  28. Duke
    Duke 25 February 2014 13: 17
    +3
    The national team at the Olympic Games in Sochi included 60 army athletes, 33 of them are military personnel, of which 28 are conscripts in sports companies, another 27 athletes are civilian personnel of the Ministry of Defense.
    At the Winter Games in Sochi, the army champions became Olympic champions:
    Maxim TRANKOV (CSKA, Moscow) (paired with Tatyana VOLOSOZHAR) - figure skating - 2 gold medals (pair skating, team competition, competition among couples)
    Evgeni PLYUSCHENKO (CSKA - SKA branch, St. Petersburg) - figure skating - gold medal (single skating, team competition)
    Nikita KATSALAPOV (private, CSKA sports company (Balashikha) - figure skating - gold medal (sports dances, team competitions)
    Dmitry SOLOVIEV (private, CSKA sports company (Balashikha) - figure skating - gold medal (sports dances, team competitions)
    Victor AN (CSKA, Moscow) - short track - 3 gold medals (1000 m, 500 m, relay race 5000 m
    Alexander ZUBKOV (captain, CSKA, Moscow) - 2 bobsled gold medals (deuces, fours)
    Adeline SOTNIKOVA (CSKA, Moscow) - figure skating - gold medal
    Ruslan ZAKHAROV (CSKA, Moscow) - 1 gold medal (relay race 5000 m)

    Silver medalists:
    Albert DEMCHENKO (Senior Lieutenant, CSKA, Moscow) - Luge - 2 silver medals (single sled, relay)
    Alexander DENISIEV (private, CSKA sports company (Balashikha) - sledding - silver medal (relay)
    Vladislav ANTONOV (private, CSKA sports company (Balashikha) - sledding - silver medal (relay)
    Nikolay OLYUNIN (private, CSKA sports company (Balashikha) - snowboard cross

    Bronze medalists:
    Olga GRAF (CSKA Moscow) - speed skating - 2 bronze medals (3000 m, team pursuit)
    Victor AN (CSKA, Moscow) - short track - 1 bronze medal (1500 m)
    Elena NIKITINA (CSKA, Moscow) - skeleton - 1 bronze medal
    Nikita KATSALAPOV (private, CSKA sports company (Balashikha) - figure skating - bronze medal (sports dancing)

    All army men with a successful performance in Sochi were congratulated by the Minister of Defense of Russia, Army General Sergei Shoigu.
  29. Hleb
    Hleb 25 February 2014 14: 45
    -1
    __________
    1. Sirius-2
      Sirius-2 25 February 2014 21: 05
      0
      That we have more medals than before is very good. But comparing the number of medals looking at the results of 20-30 years ago is incorrect. With each subsequent Games, the number of sports increases, the number of sets of medals. If you remove from the current piggy bank medals for short track, skeleton, freestyle, those disciplines which were not in Calgary 88, how much will remain? Compared to Vancouver and Turin. This is where progress is clearly visible.
      PS In my opinion: The main thing in these Games is that we, the people of Russia, believe in ourselves, in our strengths, in what we can build. And this is Putin's tremendous merit. If he had not gone to Guatemala in 2007, we would not have had such a holiday.
      1. Hleb
        Hleb 26 February 2014 04: 30
        0
        and I don’t look into the past, and if I compare, it’s how many medals other teams have in this tournament. And the fact that disciplines have been added is understandable to anyone
        Lillehammer-61 sets in 12 sports, Innsbruck-37 sets in 10 sports.
        Sochi 15 disciplines. 98 sets are played
    2. Alexey K.
      Alexey K. 26 February 2014 08: 44
      0
      WE DON'T DETECTED !!!!!! VICTORY !!!!! URAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!
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  31. RBLip
    RBLip 25 February 2014 16: 02
    +5
    one can add to the above. I APPEAL TO US AND EU AUTHORITIES - SEE .UKI, RUSSIAN ALREADY HARTED. DON'T GIVE YOU GOD TO SEE HOW THEY WILL GO.
  32. rkkasa xnumx
    rkkasa xnumx 25 February 2014 16: 36
    +3
    DELETING A COMMENT IS A HIT FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T READ IT AND WHO ALSO LEFT IN A DAPPY PAPER, ILLUSIONS ...
  33. psychologist
    psychologist 25 February 2014 17: 14
    +2
    we can when we want !!! and the whole world has shown it! and proved !!!!
  34. Dovmont
    Dovmont 25 February 2014 18: 14
    +1
    He worried about the whole Olympiad not only for our athletes, but also for our special services! Well done and those and others - were at their best!
  35. Oleg1968
    Oleg1968 25 February 2014 19: 57
    +2
    Really HEALTHY everything was at US
    I will add again, one more (and maybe not one) MEDAL THIS:
    Military (all who are in uniform) good who "watched"
    Volunteers drinks who helped
    Everyone who worked at the Olympics, on a holiday called SOCHI 2014 love
  36. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 25 February 2014 21: 57
    +3
    But Dasha Domracheva is still better than anyone !!!!!!! good drinks
  37. Brother
    Brother 25 February 2014 22: 05
    0
    I repeat, you never know, suddenly they did not read my comment, but I myself like it. fellow
    Cried crying at the Closing Ceremony, proud of the Olympics, OUR = WE WIN! Now we need to put this Great Victory in a Big Chest, lock it, take it to the warehouse of the same Big Chests filled with the same Great Victories, and move on, fight and "fight" for Good, for Russia, for Christ ... died recourse, raped country.

    PS The author of the article forgot to add that in 2019 the Winter Universiade will accept Krasnoyarsk, I remind you - the Summer Universiade with chic and brilliance was held in Kazan in 2013 year.
  38. Brother
    Brother 25 February 2014 22: 27
    0
    Guys, I’ll add ...
  39. ko88
    ko88 25 February 2014 22: 38
    0
    The Olympians have added in winter forms, the situation has stabilized, thank you very much, I’m very happy for the children and for the decent work of the Ministry of Sports, now summer sports are next in turn, God grant such a triumph to them in Rio de Jeneiro! A big decline in boxing, I hope our rio will restore the glorious traditions of the past))))
  40. Romanychby
    Romanychby 25 February 2014 22: 58
    +2
    Hockey players looked weak and did not show a decent game.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 26 February 2014 02: 51
      +2
      Romanychby ... Hockey players looked weak and did not show a decent game. hi yah ? Is this a joke now? wassat
  41. rocketman
    rocketman 26 February 2014 01: 59
    -4
    I will transfer part of my post here. it is more relevant here, in my opinion.
    “Now they will minus me - but I will assume the following: Russia has lost Ukraine. While it was sitting in euphoria from successes in Syria, the West prepared and, under the cover of the Olympics, stabbed Russia in the gut - tearing Kiev away from Moscow.
    When is the FIFA World Cup in Russia? In 2018? Get ready, friends - in 2018 Belarus will be torn away from Russia. If you want peace, prepare for war, and whoever is forewarned is armed. "
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 26 February 2014 02: 59
      +2
      Quote: rocketman
      I will transfer part of my post here. it is more relevant here, in my opinion.
      “Now they will minus me - but I will assume the following: Russia has lost Ukraine. While it was sitting in euphoria from successes in Syria, the West prepared and, under the cover of the Olympics, stabbed Russia in the gut - tearing Kiev away from Moscow.
      When is the FIFA World Cup in Russia? In 2018? Get ready, friends - in 2018 Belarus will be torn away from Russia. If you want peace, prepare for war, and whoever is forewarned is armed. "

      hi Russia lost Ukraine not yesterday, and not the day before yesterday, but in the 91st, the denouement just sets in, the main thing is to defend the East and the coast at the moment ...
  42. groin
    groin 26 February 2014 09: 59
    -1
    Those who believe that there are more sports disciplines at the Olympics and accordingly won medals, too, than with the victories of the USSR 20-30 years ago.
    I agree, but if there was a USSR, with all fifteen republics at this Olympics, how many medals would there be? Enemies would have strangled themselves.
    The Olympics, athletes, volunteers, security services, all the organizers -WELL, SUPER.