The message reads, in part:
”You have the honour of representing Russia at the most important sporting event of the year, the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Your achievements at the most prestigious international competitions have repeatedly shown your high level of training and skill.
Our country is now particularly interested in supporting sport at this high level, popularising mass physical culture and promoting healthy lifestyles. And your successes represent an important contribution to this work.
Millions of Russian fans will be rooting for you. Your dedication, willpower and team spirit will help Russia's national team at the Olympic venues in Vancouver.
I wish you good luck, great success and all the best.“