Earlier this week in Moscow, Tatyana Navka, Russian figure skater and Olympic champion, was added to the Sochi 2014 ambassador team. President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin signed the cooperation agreement alongside Navka (and other ambassadors) during an official ceremony.
Chernyshenko remarked, “Tatyana is one of the most prominent sports personalities in modern figure skating, an Olympic champion and a firm favorite amongst the Russian audience. Therefore it is absolutely logical that today she becomes the Sochi 2014 ambassador. She has already participated in several projects for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Committee and is already a fully-fledged member of our big team.”
Navka is one of the most popular athletes in modern pair figure skating as well as the 2006 Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion, three-time European Champion, three-time Grand-prix finals winner, and three-time Russian Champion (with partner Roman Kostomarov). The successful ice dancer will work with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee to promote Olympic and Paralympic values in Russia.
“For me it is a great honor to become the Sochi 2014 ambassador and I will do my best to promote sports for everyone, with a special focus on children from low income backgrounds from different regions of Russia. There are indeed little stars to be known and they are ready to light up!”, said Navka.