Russia ranks first in the Olympic team standing

Russia ranks first in the Olympic team standing, said Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.

"We can say today with certainty that Russia has emerged victorious in team standing," he told the press after the men's 50-kilometer ski marathon, where all three medals were won by Russian skiers.

Mutko congratulated the Russian winners. All of Russia's Olympic champions, winners and their coaches will get state awards, he said.

"State awards will be presented to all Olympic winners and their personal coaches," Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told the press in answer to a question from Interfax.

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