The delegation included Deputy Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs of the State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament), world-famous athlete Irina Rodnina
, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Safety and Combating Corruption of the State Duma Dmitry Savelyev, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Federal Assembly of the State Duma Oksana Pushkina, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for State Building and Legislation of the State Duma Mikhail Yemelyanov.
In which sport did Irina Rodnina
win 23 World, Olympic and European gold medals?
The world sport legend, triple Olympic champion, eleven-time world champion and ten-time European champion Irina Rodnina
met with young Turkmen figure skaters at the Winter Sports Complex in Ashgabat, reports Turkmenistan.ru.
The athlete who lit the Olympic flame, Irina Rodnina
, also known as the Russian Olympic legend tweeted a picture of President Obama staring at a banana back in September.
After a build-up to the Olympic Games filled with controversy surrounding alleged corruption and new anti-gay laws, Russians were relieved to witness the opening ceremony which shifted focus to the athletes and their performances.President Vladimir Putin declared the Games officially open after Maria Sharapova, Russia's equivalent of David Beckham, carried the flame into the Fisht Stadium before it was lit by triple gold medallists Irina Rodnina
and Vladislav Tretiak.
, 65, posted an offensive picture of someone holding a banana in front of the US president and wife Michelle.
On Saturday, Russia's Games chief Dmitry Chernyshenko was questioned about the choice of triple Olympic figure skating champion Irina Rodnina
to light the Olympic flame -- a huge honour in the sporting world.
After much rumors and speculations of who would finally light the Olympic flame, it was revealed that the honors were for Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina
. Tretiak is considered to be one of the greatest players in Soviet Union's megalithic hockey teams and Rodnina won three gold medals in pairs skating.
Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina
were given the honor of sparking the cauldron that will burn throughout Russia's first Winter Olympics.
A titulo de ilustracao do desempenho das duplas sovieticas apenas nos Jogos Olimpicos, vale destacar que Oleg Protopopov e Ludmila Belousova foram medalhistas de ouro na competicao de duplas nos Jogos Olimpicos de Inverno de 1964 e 1968, e Irina Rodnina
foi tres vezes medalhista de ouro nos Jogos de 1972 a 1980 com dois parceiros diferentes: Alexei Ulanov e Alexander Zaitsev.
Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy, Olympic champion Irina Rodnina
, actor Dmitry Kharatyan, variety performer Yevgeny Petrosyan and