Tirana, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Albanian President Bujar Nishani hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday of handing the National Flag to the National delegation that will represent Albania to the 2014 Winter Olympics which are scheduled to take place from February 7-23, in Sochi, Russia, according to ATA.
Wishing good luck, successes and medals to skiers Erjon Tola and Suela Mehilli during the Winter Olympics, President Nishan expressed his grateful thanks and said he holds in high esteem all those coaches, instructors, specialists, sport-lovers of Albanian Olympic movement that in the course of years have made great efforts, have made a contribution so that to achieve success.
"Albania's participation along many countries of great experience in the Olympic Games is an outstanding achievement. It' s an opportunity of displaying Albanian presence in the Olympic Games, and it's an opportunity of the Flag wavering at the international competition."
The president expressed his conviction that Albanian sportsmen will find all hospitality in Sochi which will host not only competition, but provide even an opportunity of strengthening the Olympian spirit. The Head of State positively assessed the support that the Ministry of Education and Sports and Albanian Olympic Committee have given to Albanian sports.
Skier Erjon Tola took the Flag on behalf of the Albanian delegation at "Sochi 2014".