In Moscow, the presentation of national awards in the field of physical culture and sports, held by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin read out the greeting of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin:
Dear friends !
I greet you on the occasion of the solemn presentation of the National Sports Award.
This prestigious award, which was established in 2010, is honored by outstanding, well-known in our country and all over the world people who have dedicated their professional path, their whole life to sports.
I am pleased to note that among the current winners is a whole constellation of talented athletes, coaches, mentors, specialists. And of course, it is important that among them the illustrious veterans who carefully preserve the victorious traditions of the national sport pay great attention to the promotion of its ideals and values.
I am sure that the ceremony will cause a wide public resonance, and the achievements of our victors will serve as an example for the younger generation.
I heartily congratulate the winners, wish you health and success.
The award was presented by the head of the Moscow City Sports Department, Nikolai Gulyaev, the champion of the Olympic Games, and Svetlana Zhurova, the champion of the Olympic Games.In the nomination "Hope of Russia" sports schools were awarded that provide training for athletes. In the category "The Best School of Adaptive Sport", the Sports School of Olympic Reserve "Sparrow Hills" was awarded to the Moscow Sports Department.