Olympic Notes: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev Awards Sochi Medalists With Mercedes
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday "handed out the keys to a fleet of Mercedes for the country's Olympic medalists at the Sochi Winter Games." Russia finished at the top of the medal table with 13 Golds, 11 Silver and nine Bronze for a "historically high total of 33." Medvedev congratulated 44 medalists and distributed the keys. Three "classes of Mercedes were on offer for the three medal colors" (R-SPORT, 2/27). ... Dubai Sports Council Chair Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Crown Prince, has issued directives to organize "two of the world's richest Olympic-level shooting competitions under the umbrella of the International Shooting Sport Federation." The two championships are the Mohammed bin Rashid Shooting Championship and the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Shooting Championship. Both championships are set to kick off by '15 (WAM, 2/26).