I would say the biggest achievement of all was the athletic edge, the struggle for victory, the sporting atmosphere, and the drive that everyone — the athletes, the honoured guests and the spectators — all felt.
Please familiarise yourselves with the updated list of competitors that have beeninvited by the Organising Committee, and also those whose attendance has been funded by theirswimming organisations. Lists of foreign competitors have also been published on the English-language version of the website.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev presents award to the President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation Vladimir Salnikov.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has congratulated the 50 th anniversary of the multiple Olympic champion, President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation Vladimir Salnikov.