President Zeman arrives in Sochi
Czech President Miloš Zeman has arrived in Sochi on Thursday, a day before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Mr Zeman is scheduled to have dinner with members of the Czech Olympic team on Thursday night. On Friday, the Czech head of state will take part in a reception held by Russian President Vladimir Putin before attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Mr Zeman will meet with several foreign officials during his visit including the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, the Czech president’s office said. On Saturday, Miloš Zeman will inaugurate the Czech Olympic House while on Sunday, he would like to attend a 1,500 speed skating event to root for the Czech medal hopeful, Martina Sablíková. The president is accompanied by head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Dominik Duka, and other officials, on his trip to Sochi.