Even now the bobsleigh slope looks fantastic. I saw everything, the track itself, the events, the emotions of the athletes. I would say that they have an ambition and a desire to win more than one medal for Russia at the Olympic Games. I know that nothing is impossible in Russia. In the International Federation there are no doubts that the Sochi World Cup Stage will take place at the very highest level. It is a great honor for me to be here in Sochi. Everything that you have done over the last year is just unbelievable. I can already feel the Olympic mood here; people are dancing, smiling and rejoicing. The volunteers are helping to create that mood. Everything is wonderful. And one can really feel the nearing of the Winter Olympics. I saw how the athletes today, fighting for the medals, cried, experienced sorrow, someone was angry, someone was happy. Everyone had a lot of emotions. And that gives me a special feeling. A lot of work lies ahead of the "Olympstroy" State Corporation, the Russian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the Ministry of Sport. Go Russia!
Russia’s construction companies have smashed all the world records going: never before has such a complex venue been put up so speedily and in such a high-quality manner, in under two years! I like absolutely everything I see here! It looks like the word “impossible” doesn't exist in the Russian language!