Xi jinping exchanges with athletes. Issued by Xinhua News Agency
Winter Olympics, 3,000 m relay champion, Li Nina-the two silver medalist in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics for Aerials Skill in Freestyle Skiing Wang bingyu- member of China women's curling team who gained gold and silver medals in the international arena, Li Yan-coach of Chinese short track speed skating who developed a number of world champion make a speech. They tell passionately about personal growth experiences and training in normal times and preparing for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Some of them are the old players who had participated in 4 Winter Olympics. The desire to win glory for their country impels the athletes to persevere without hesitate; some overcome injuries torture to challenge the ultimate, every jump strides forward a new and higher goals; some persisted for a long time with hard training for await the arrival the Olympic Games contest. They unanimously said that obtaining excellent results rely on the country for their training, the persistent dedication, indomitable fighting spirit, scientific hard training.
Xi jinping listen and say, then questioning about the item and Athletes’ personal situation in detail. After the speech, Xi said, everyone speaks very well. I know that on the eve of international competition, such as the Winter Olympics, you will face many difficulties and challenges, you should show more confidence. This confidence comes from beliefs serving the country, winning glory for the country. You have had a long hard training and preparation. A thousand days the country nurtures its soldiers and all for one day's battle. The life can have several return to fight, at this time not fight to even treat when! I hope you achieve a good result. There are strong competitors that gather in the arena. Results will not only depends on whether or not we can get the number of medal but it embodies the Olympic spirit- exerting and striving without stop, victory over oneself, go beyond oneself. I hope you maintain a good mentality, and strive to exert all one's strength.
Xi pointed out, you is not only athletes, but also is friendly envoy of the Chinese people. I hope you carry forward the Olympic spirit and the Chinese sports spirit, respect for opponents, respect for referees, respect for the audience, follow the rules, learn to win without pride and lose with grace. With a good competition style and discipline, you demonstrate fully a good image of China and make a contribution to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics for China.
Xi stressed that in a long time, China has made quiet great progress in the respect of sport. Some item maintain long-term advantages, adding luster, and some item, such as ice and snow, make a breakthrough, which is encouraging. Meanwhile, we also see that the some item that the people are very concerned about, have a big gap compared with the international advanced level. I believe firmly that if we set a goal to catch up, we will be able to achieve sports power from a great sporting nation.
Xi pointed out that we successfully hosted the Beijing Olympic Games, realizing the dream of the National People for holding Olympics for centuries. At present, we bring our self closer to fulfilling goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than ever before. Everybody's dream and dream of powerful sports are closely linked with the Chinese dream. I hope you cherish the rare opportunity and good condition, showing elegant demeanour, creating good results. I wish you take the lead, ten thousand horses stampeding, at top speed and success immediately upon arrival.
Xi Jinping's speech encouraged athletes, coaches and staff. They said they will follow the requirements of the General Secretary, Xi Jinping, go all out in Sochi Game, Bravely rush, strike up a friendship, win glory for the country with the best competitive state and a good spirit and do not live up to care of the General Secretary, Xi Jinping and expectation from people of the motherland. Each athlete has own Olympic dream. We converge everyone's dream to contribute youth and strength for the realization of sports power dream, China dreams.
After the symposium, representative of athlete introduced ice and snow sports equipment to Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping watched and listened, talking with athletes, told everyone should take care of themselves, and enjoy every minute of Winter Olympics.
Pang Qing and Tong Jian, Athlete representative, presented podium-wear to Xi Jinping for the Chinese delegation of Winter Olympics.
Xi jinping also took a group photo with the Chinese sports delegation.
Wang Huning, Li zhanshu, Yang Jiechi etc. attended the above activities.