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Putin comments on Russia's Olympic bid
- Published on Jul 20, 2015 veröffentlicht
- (6 Jul 2005) SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot voting point in the Moscow centre
2. Close up Moscow bid sign
3. Close up person pressing button to vote for Moscow bid
4. Close up counter of votes
5. Mid shot women voting
6. Wide shot the Kremlin
7. SOUNDBITE (English ) Vladimir Putin, Russian President:
"Being one of the major centres of the vast continent, spanning both Europe and Asia, Moscow is the meeting place of cultures. It integrates diversity, selecting it as the host city of the 2012 summer Olympic games would give many people and peoples living here more confidence by underscoring the value of their aspirations to live and develop in the framework of the highest standards of present-day civilisation."
8. Various of men constructing stage in the Red Square for IOC announcement
9. Wide shot Red Square
In what's believed to be the first ever speech in English by a leader of the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that selecting Moscow as host city for the 2012 Olympics would give its people a welcome boost.
Speaking in a televised address to be broadcast to IOC delegates in Singapore on Wednesday as part of Moscow's official presentation, Putin said Russia's position straddling Europe and Asia made the city a "meeting place of cultures".
Moscow is preparing for the International Olympic Committee announcement on July 6 with bid banners, posters and the construction of a stage at Red Square to hear the vote results.
The Russian capital is widely seen as an outsider in the race to stage the Games, however the members of Moscow delegation and citizens are upbeat about their city's chances to win.
Bid officials believe the idea of holding all the events within Moscow's city limits is a potential winning ticket.
Moscow, unable to rely on a David Beckham or Muhammad Ali, is hoping the merits of its presentation will sway delegates who are deciding on the host for the 2012 Games.
Moscow last hosted the Olympics in 1980 under the shroud of Cold War politics.
Officials have said the 2012 Games would help Moscow and Russia spread its new image.
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