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Athletes leave for Sochi Olympics

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Peter Gentle 03.02.2014 08:25
Nordic and Alpine skiers plus Poland's biathlon squad took the Olympic oath at a special ceremony in Warsaw, Sunday, before flying to Sochi for the Winter Games which begin 7 February.

Biathletes Krystyna Pałka (left) and Magdalena Gwizdoń sign Polish flag at ceremony on Sunday at the Olympic Centre in Warsaw, Sunday: photo - PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski

The 59-strong Polish squad, which is a record number for a Winter Olympic Games, includes gold medal hopes Justyna Kowalczyk in the cross-country skiing and ski jumper Kamil Stoch, though Poland is also pinning hopes on its biathlon and speed skating athletes.

The first group of athletes left for Sochi on Saturday after attending another ceremony alongside President Bronislaw Komorowski.

Four years ago in Vancouver, Canada, Poland scooped up six medals: one gold, three silver and two bronze.

The closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will take place on February 23rd. (ss/pg)

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