If only the women’s team achieved a medal in London. Sad.
Anyways, guess what?
As soon as Coach Alekno, Maxim Mikhaylov, Yuri Berezhko and Team Russia aka 2012 Olympic Champions returned to their motherland, they were welcomed by fans, press and loved ones at the airport.
The celebration didn’t stop at the airport, the entire team and coaching staff were also invited to meet and greet President Vladimir Putin. While he might have delivered a long congratulatory speech during the occasion, President Putin unveiled his presents for the Olympic Champions and other Russian Olympic medalists.
“Russia’s Gold Medal men’s volleyball team received Audi A8’s for every player. Other Olympians received cars as well with Silver getting Audi A7’s and Bronze winners getting Audi A6’s.”
The best part would have to be President Putin giving the keys in person.
What A Moment!
The other part we’re waiting is for Maxim Mikhaylov to give us a call and invite us to ride in his new Audi A8. Hah! We kid! We kid!
Anyways, here are some pics:
Mikhaylov’s New Audi A8
We have a feeling Maxim is trying to call Murilo and Team Brazil to let them know about his new wheels plus the reported 200,000 Russian Rubles prize money. Hah! We kid! We kid!
On a serious note, we wonder what the Brazilians received from their government after winning their second consecutive Olympic medal. Hmmmmm…
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